pinking shears


noun (usually used with a plural verb)

shears that have notched blades, for cutting and simultaneously pinking fabric or for finishing garments with a notched, nonfraying edge.

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Origin of pinking shears

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for pinking shears

pinking shears

pl n

scissors with a serrated edge on one or both blades, producing a wavy edge to material cut, thus preventing fraying
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