- a pair of scissors, usually large, as used in gardeningalso called pair of shears
- any of several large tools or machines used to cut metal, etc. by the scissors action of two opposed cutting edges
- a device used in hoisting, consisting of two or more guyed poles or legs spread at the base and joined at the top to hold hoisting tacklealso shearlegs
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