Definition of 'scissors'


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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. 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

Other users have misspelling scissors as:

1. sissors 6.36%

2. sisors 4.55%

3. scisors 3.64%

4. scsissors 2.73%

5. Other 82.72%

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