Scissor meaning

sĭzər
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A cutting implement consisting of two blades joined by a swivel pin that allows the cutting edges to be opened and closed.
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To cut or clip with scissors or shears.
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To cut, cut off, or cut out with scissors.
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Scissors, esp. in attributive use.
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(rare) One blade on a pair of scissors.
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(noun adjunct) Used in certain noun phrases to denote a thing resembling the action of scissors, as scissor kick, scissor hold (wrestling), scissor jack.
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To cut using, or as if using scissors.
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To excise or expunge something from a text.

The erroneous testimony was scissored from the record.

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

The runner scissored over the hurdles.

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