Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In the manner of scissors, with two blades (or similar) opening in opposite directions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of scissors.

Etymologies

scissor +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To snuff a candle with a pair of swords held scissorwise is a feat to be accomplished only by an expert.

    The Grey Cloak

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