scissors (plural scissors)
- (countable, usually, construed as plural) 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.
- Those scissors are sharp. (indicating singular or plural scissors)
- That scissors is sharp. (less commonly to indicate singular scissors)
- Scissors are used to cut the flowers.
- Use a scissors to cut them if you don't have proper shears.
- (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.
- They executed a perfect scissors.
- (countable, skating) A method of skating with one foot significantly in front of the other.
- (countable, gymnastics) An exercise in which the legs are switched back and forth, suggesting the motion of scissors.
- (countable, wrestling) A scissors hold.
- (rock paper scissors) A hand with the index and middle fingers open (a handshape resembling scissors), that beats paper and is loses to rock. It beats lizard and loses to Spock in rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock.
- (rare) plural form of scissor
- third-person singular form of scissor