Scissor Definition

To cut, cut off, or cut out with scissors.
Webster's New World

To excise or expunge something from a text.

The erroneous testimony was scissored from the record.

To move something like a pair of scissors, especially the legs.

The runner scissored over the hurdles.
To engage in scissoring (tribadism), a sexual act in which two women intertwine their legs and rub their vulvas against each other.
(skating) To skate with one foot significantly in front of the other.

Scissors, esp. in attributive use.

Webster's New World
A cutting implement consisting of two blades joined by a swivel pin that allows the cutting edges to be opened and closed.
American Heritage
Any of various gymnastic exercises or jumps in which the movement of the legs suggests the opening and closing of scissors.
American Heritage
A scissors hold.
American Heritage
(noun adjunct) Used in certain noun phrases to denote a thing resembling the action of scissors, as scissor kick, scissor hold (wrestling), scissor jack.

Origin of Scissor

  • From alteration (influenced by Latin scissor cutter) of Middle English sisours scissors from Old French cisoires from Vulgar Latin cīsōria from Late Latin pl. of cīsōrium cutting instrument from Latin caesus, -cīsus past participle of caedere to cut kaə-id- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Altered from scissors; ultimately from Latin caedere (“to cut"); current spelling influenced by Latin scindere (“to split").

    From Wiktionary

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