nail scissors

noun(usually used with a plural verb)
  1. small scissors with short curved blades for trimming the fingernails or toenails.

Origin of nail scissors

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby nail scissors Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nail scissors in a sentence

  • The nail file and nail scissors must be used as often as possible.

    The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
  • She took a nail scissors, clipped out the 'My God' and showed the rest of the letter all over school.

    This Side of Paradise | F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • A touch of the hairbrush was necessary, and for his hands the file of the nail-scissors.

    Mammon and Co. | E. F. Benson
  • Lacking this, she trundled home with all speed, and began cutting out roses with swift and certain strokes of the nail-scissors.

    Miss Mapp | Edward Frederic Benson
  • Then I took scissors, short-nail scissors, and I cut its throat with three slits, quite gently.