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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Shears with notched blades, used to finish edges of cloth with a zigzag cut for decoration or to prevent raveling or fraying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pair of scissors with zigzag cutting edges, used to cut fabric: the zigzag edge helps keep the fabric from fraying.


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