- Scissors are cutting tools with two sharp blades connected in the middle.
Sewing shears are an example of scissors.
A pair of scissors.
scissors definition by Webster's New World
- a cutting instrument, usually smaller than shears, with two opposing blades, each having a looped handle, which are pivoted together in the middle so that they work against each other as the instrument is closed on the paper, cloth, etc. to be cut
- a gymnastic feat or exercise in which the legs are moved in a way suggestive of the opening and closing of scissor blades
- scissors hold
Origin: Middle English sisoures ; from Old French cisoires ; from Late Latin cisoria, plural of cisorium, cutting tool ; from Classical Latin caedere, to cut: eastern; English spelling, spelled altered by associated, association with Classical Latin scissor, one who cuts ; from scissus, past participle of scindere, to cut