• (RP) IPA: /ˈsɪzəz/
  • (America) enPR: sĭzʹərz, IPA: /ˈsɪzɚz/

scissors (plural scissors)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (countable, skating) A method of skating with one foot significantly in front of the other.
  4. (countable, gymnastics) An exercise in which the legs are switched back and forth, suggesting the motion of scissors.
  5. (countable, wrestling) A scissors hold.
  6. (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.
  7. (rare) plural form of scissor
Synonyms Translations Verb
  1. third-person singular form of scissor

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