like scissors; moving, operating, or crossing in a manner suggesting the blades of scissors.

Origin of scissorlike

First recorded in 1865–70; scissor(s) + -like Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scissorlike

Historical Examples of scissorlike

  • "Hirst," said Hewet, pointing at the scissorlike shadow; he then rolled round to look up at them.

    The Voyage Out

    Virginia Woolf