scissor vs scissors

scissor scissors


  • 1) adjunct Used in certain phrases to denote a thing resembling the action of scissors, as scissor kick, scissor hold (wrestling), scissor jack.
  • 2) rare One blade on a pair of scissors.
  • 3) A scissors hold.
  • 4) Any of various gymnastic exercises or jumps in which the movement of the legs suggests the opening and closing of scissors.
  • 5) A cutting implement consisting of two blades joined by a swivel pin that allows the cutting edges to be opened and closed.
  • 6) The singular of scissors.
  • 7) To move something like a pair of scissors, especially the legs.
  • 8) To engage in scissoring (tribadism), a sexual act in which two women intertwine their legs and rub their vulvas against each other.
  • 9) To excise or expunge something from a text.
  • 10) To cut using, or as if using scissors.
  • 11) skating To skate with one foot significantly in front of the other.
  • 12) cut with or as if with scissors
  • 13) To cut or clip with scissors or shears.
  • 14) To cut with scissors or shears; to prepare with the aid of scissors.


  • 1) countable, skating A method of skating with one foot significantly in front of the other.
  • 2) countable, rugby An attacking move conducted by two players; the player without the ball runs from one side of the ball carrier, behind the ball carrier, and receives a pass from the ball carrier on the other side.
  • 3) countable A tool used for cutting thin material, consisting of two crossing blades attached at a pivot point in such a way that the blades slide across each other when the handles are closed.
  • 4) countable, wrestling A scissors hold.
  • 5) a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze
  • 6) a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast moves his legs as the blades of scissors move
  • 7) an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
  • 8) A pair of shears of medium or small size. See shears.
  • 9) Candle-snuffers.
  • 10) Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scissor.
  • 11) A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors.
  • 12) (Zoöl.), [Prov. Eng.] the European goatsucker.


  • 1) Use scissors to snip the crispy bacon into small pieces.
  • 2) Use scissors to cut the fragile stems or they mush.
  • 3) She eats junk food and cuts her hair with nail scissors.
  • 4) Use kitchen scissors to chop the spinach into the feta cheese.
  • 5) Use scissors to round off the straight edge at each end.
  • 6) Or maybe she snipped it with a pair of nail scissors.
  • 7) This is easily done with kitchen scissors and the backbone should be saved for stock.
  • 8) He learnt how to tie knots and to use scissors with either hand.
  • 9) This means you need scissors to cut your scissors free.
  • 10) The pattern is pinned to the fabric and then cut round using scissors.
  • 11) Cut the rest of the salmon into thin strips using kitchen scissors.
  • 12) What a saving in time and unnecessary pain that now a quick snip with nail scissors will suffice.
  • 13) Use your scissors for sewing only; tiny nicks in them can damage fabric.
  • 14) scissor kicks: Begin on your back with your arms to the side with your legs extended in the air.
  • 15) ‘The holes seemed absurdly small, so I scissored them big, then slipped the two attachments seamlessly onto the taps.’
  • 16) ‘Was there not a censor who, having scissored a hole in a soldier's letter, and realising that he had spoiled a salty story on the other side, carefully wrote in the pay-off along the margin?’
  • 17) ‘Actually, this is what happened to her last November when, while training, her cheek and chin were scissored by the edges of the skater behind her.’
  • 18) ‘A series of generalized shapes - an alphabet of dress - is impressed into long bolts of cloth; individuals can then scissor them into many different versions.’
  • 19) ‘They would put a letter up against a window or a lamp and try to figure out some of the blotty words or guess what the part of Uncle Jake's sentence that was scissored out might be saying.’
  • 20) ‘The bottom of her dress, I noted, had been scissored so that the ends were choppy and uneven - probably to look more ‘rock’ and less ‘pretty’, I guessed as I returned the small smile.’
  • 21) ‘Blank sheets were folded, scissored and handed out.’
  • 22) ‘Their faces and garments are collaged from scraps scissored from magazines.’
  • 23) ‘As a judge's daughter, she considered herself scissored from a more refined bolt of cloth than the corduroy manufactured in Haw River's one mill.’
  • 24) ‘She bore him down and levered herself atop him, fastening to him like a leech, scissoring his legs with her own and wrapping one arm around his neck.’
  • 25) ‘As I lunged for the present, Clay scissored his legs around my waist.’
  • 26) ‘Keep your pelvis stable by keeping abs tight and flat as you scissor your legs; don't tilt it upward.’
  • 27) ‘Jump up and scissor your legs quickly so your legs (as well as your arms) switch places.’
  • 28) ‘Students scissor their legs in and out up to 150 times for five minutes, exhaling on every rep.’
  • 29) ‘Holding this position, scissor your legs open and closed for a count of 50.’
  • 30) ‘Our keep-fit sessions were such fun - we hopped on one leg, somersaulted, balanced and scissored and although you loved to show off your skills, you loved me joining in.’
  • 31) ‘Before I started competing I scissored about 5 feet.’
  • 32) ‘He went under again, heading to the far side of the pool, his legs scissoring and his arms moving like underwater wings.’
  • 33) ‘In the first two images, she holds the unframed mirror, her legs scissoring in the shallow water of the strand, one leg doubled in the mirror, the rest of her body hidden behind the reflective panel.’
  • 34) ‘Stand with your legs scissored widely apart in a classic lunge position.’
  • 35) ‘Efficient skaters lean forward at the waist, hands held behind the back, legs lazily scissoring back and forth to notch up 15-20 kilometres an hour, hour after hour.’
  • 36) ‘Yet more of them leap up ever higher, their legs scissoring the air as they hover like so many hummingbirds in baggy T-shirts and tights, and a dozen or so pirouette dizzyingly, like human spinning tops.’


  • 1) He scrambled down the bank, taking a mirror and shaving gear and scissors with him.
  • 2) Doubled in size, the scissors no longer slipped easily through the permanent track.
  • 3) He found some gauze and brought it back, with tape and a pair of scissors.
  • 4) ‘Briefly, at a signal, two opponents show each other one of their hands, shaped like a rock, a piece of paper, or a pair of scissors.’
  • 5) ‘I needed a pair of scissors to finally cut it open.’
  • 6) ‘Unfortunately, with this type of packaging a pair of scissors or a knife is necessary to forcefully remove the contents.’
  • 7) ‘Tiles are easily cut with a utility knife or a pair of scissors, and will cut even easier if you first warm the tile with a blow dryer.’
  • 8) ‘The shirt had a long slash across the abdomen where it looked like somebody had cut through it with a knife or a pair of scissors.’
  • 9) ‘This is celebrated by a playful ritual in which the baby is given a number of gifts, such as a pencil and a pair of scissors.’
  • 10) ‘Grabbing a cube of ice, a pair of scissors and her threaded needle, she returned to her patient.’
  • 11) ‘With another quick glance around, he saw that the first aid kit was open and that the pair of scissors contained within were missing.’
  • 12) ‘Simply cut the foam to length with a pair of scissors, peel off the backing paper, and press it firmly against the doorstop.’
  • 13) ‘Use small, sharp scissors or a utility knife and cutting mat.’
  • 14) ‘To harvest, just take your kitchen scissors and cut what you need.’
  • 15) ‘Using tiny scissors, the trimmers carefully shape the buds.’
  • 16) ‘A small suture scissors was used to " fish " for the deeply embedded hair.’
  • 17) ‘He picks up the little nail scissors and begins to snip at his beard.’
  • 18) ‘With a sharp scissors, snip off a very small corner of the baggie.’
  • 19) ‘With cuticle scissors, trim unruly or longer hairs above the upper brow line.’
  • 20) ‘I looked in the mirror and took to my hair with the kitchen scissors.’
  • 21) ‘He grabbed a pair of scissors from a desk drawer and cut the tape from her ankles.’
  • 22) ‘Airport security presumably confiscated her tweezers and manicure scissors.’
  • 23) ‘All I had to do was sit still for a minute, while she snipped a profile with tiny scissors.’
  • 24) ‘That's where exercises like the scissor cycle come in.’
  • 25) ‘With a burst of summoned energy, Ryo shot his legs in the air, slamming into Leigh's ankles in a scissor movement.’
  • 26) ‘The swimmer did a scissors kick with every two arm strokes.’
  • 27) Efficient scissor cutting depends on three forces

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