- shears that have notched blades, for cutting and simultaneously pinking fabric or for finishing garments with a notched, nonfraying edge.
Origin of pinking shears
First recorded in 1960–65
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- scissors with a serrated edge on one or both blades, producing a wavy edge to material cut, thus preventing fraying
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