scissorlike

[ siz-er-lahyk ]
/ ˈsɪz ərˌlaɪk /

adjective

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

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Origin of scissorlike

First recorded in 1865–70; scissor(s) + -like
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Example sentences from the Web for scissorlike

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

    The Voyage Out|Virginia Woolf