from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cut or clip with scissors or shears.
- n. A cutting implement consisting of two blades joined by a swivel pin that allows the cutting edges to be opened and closed.
- n. Sports Any of various gymnastic exercises or jumps in which the movement of the legs suggests the opening and closing of scissors.
- n. Sports A scissors hold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One blade on a pair of scissors.
- n. Used in certain noun phrases to denote a thing resembling the action of scissors, as scissor kick, scissor hold (wrestling), scissor jack.
- v. To cut using, or as if using scissors.
- v. To excise or expunge something from a text.
- v. To move something like a pair of scissors, especially the legs.
- v. To engage in scissoring (tribadism), a sexual act in which two women intertwine their legs and rub their vulvas against each other.
- v. To skate with one foot significantly in front of the other.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut with scissors or shears; to prepare with the aid of scissors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The singular of scissors.
- To cut with scissors; prepare with the help of scissors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cut with or as if with scissors
The so-called scissor lifts rented by the university were not supposed to be used in winds above 28 mph, but the weather service had issued a warning the day of Sullivan's death saying winds of 25 mph to 35 mph were expected with gusts of up to 45 mph.
Siggy has a small 'hatch' defect called a scissor beak.
He further stated that it was good for the "scissor" bridge to remain in place as it gave the
One operation conducted northwest of Loc Ninh was to put a "scissor" bridge in place on a small river at the border.
As we look ahead to what may be a succession of "scissor," revolts in the future, we must also ask ourselves what it is that we have really lost in Iraq.
The "scissor" function sounds like another term for the protease in HIV.
Wilshere immediately apologised for his lunge on Nikola Zigic and Emmanuel Eboué has also now revealed his remorse for a two-footed 'scissor' tackle on Liam Ridgewell.
Saturday's game, Wenger had specifically described the danger of the sort of 'scissor'
The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international could have been with Wilshere in the dressing room at the weekend but his "scissor" tackle on Liam Ridgewell was not punished with a red card.
Although all-new, familiar motifs such as scissor doors are a must.