Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of scissors.

Etymologies

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scissor +‎ -like

Examples

  • Paige looked around again, then hopped the fence in a single scissorlike motion.

    AMERICAN SUBVERSIVE

  • “Hirst,” said Hewet, pointing at the scissorlike shadow; he then rolled round to look up at them.

    The Voyage Out

  • Wiggling fingers in a scissorlike motion or making “snipping” sounds is considered bad form.

    THE OFFICIAL ROCK PAPER SCISSORS STRATEGY GUIDE

  • I stood beside the bandstand where the musicians sat in scissorlike wooden chairs, blowing and fiddling on their instruments.

    Borrowed Finery, A Memoir

  • Two scissorlike claws extended in front of the body and a whole row of manipulators, which looked uncannily like tiny human hands at first glance, nestled close to some kind of opening in the carapace.

    Rama Revisited

  • "Hirst," said Hewet, pointing at the scissorlike shadow; he then rolled round to look up at them.

    The Voyage Out

  • In their flight they frequently twist about with extreme quickness, and dexterously manage with their projecting lower mandible to plough up small fish, which are secured by the upper and shorter half of their scissorlike bills.

    Chapter VII

  • Yet when you push a switch, the flash shoots up on an scissorlike extension arm - way, way up, nearly a full camera height up.

    NYT > Home Page

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