- to cut or clip out with scissors.
- to eliminate or eradicate from a text; expunge: testimony scissored from the record.
- to move one's body or legs like the blades of scissors: a gymnast scissoring over the bar.
Origin of scissor
Related Words for scissorshave, slice, rip, slash, carve, curtail, divide, clip, slay, chip, crop, snip, slit, sliver, hack, guillotine, saw, hew, decussate, nick
Examples from the Web for scissor
Contemporary Examples of scissor
When you have a cause, the best way to express yourself is artistically,” he says, against “the scissor of the oppressor.Hani Abbas Extends the Vital Tradition of Political Cartooning in the Mideast
October 20, 2013
Historical Examples of scissor
Both the scissor bird and the viuda (window) bird are aptly named.Uruguay
W. H. Koebel
He smiled as he noticed the scar left upon the thick leather by the scissor points; and repeated.The Gold Girl
James B. Hendryx
Pardon, monsieur, I use the scissor; there is a little fresh growth here.Lady Maude's Mania
George Manville Fenn
Twenty-five years ago he began to scissor and to put away those clippings which most impressed him.The Fiction Factory
John Milton Edwards
You may be boss of the Scissor Outfit yet—stranger things have been waiting around the corner.The Fighting Shepherdess
- (modifier) of or relating to scissorsa scissor blade
- to cut (an object) with scissors
1610s, "to cut with scissors;" 1961 with reference to leg motions (in the wrestling sense it is attested from 1968); see scissors. Related: Scissored; scissoring.