noun (infl, en, noun) (pluralonly)
- A type of 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; the tool is operated by one hand by putting the thumb and a finger or fingers through holes at the ends of the blades that are opposite to the cutting edges.
Etymology: From (term, sisoures) < (term, cisoires) < Medieval Latin (term, cisoria) < plural of Late Latin (term, cisorium, , cutting instrument) < Latin (term, caesus) < (PIE.)
- (third-person singular of, scissor)
- (term, , skhai-, to strike).
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