- scissors chair,
- scissors jack,
- scissors kick,
- scissors truss,
Origin of scissors
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of scissor
Examples from the Web for scissors
The wounds Kralik suffered were consistent with what the scissors would have caused.
He still cuts and pastes—literally, with scissors and tape—as he edits each chapter of each book.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A collection of rock-like papier-mâché sculptures stands across from “Cymbals, Smoke and Scissors.”
The sheets of paper he used were pre-painted by his assistants, before he cut directly into the color with his scissors.
If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?Can You Answer These 10 Oddball Job Interview Questions Asked at America’s Top Tech Companies?|Brian Ries|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When about cool cut with scissors into lengths of an inch or less.Candy-Making at Home|Mary M. Wright
The pedicle can be attacked with a pair of scissors with long handles, short blades, and slightly curved on the flat.
"Scissors" Dempsey had come by his nickname because of a peculiar trick he had of keeping his knees stiff when walking.The Banner Boy Scouts|George A. Warren
With scissors in hand she raided the flower-beds for lady-slippers and clove-geranium with which to adorn the table.My Actor-Husband|Anonymous
"I'll rip," said Desire, with a slight emphasis; putting her book down, and coming over for a skirt and a pair of scissors.Real Folks|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Word Origin for scissors
late 14c., sisoures, from Old French cisoires (plural) "shears," from Vulgar Latin *cisoria (plural) "cutting instrument," from *cisus (in compounds such as Latin excisus, past participle of excidere "to cut out"), ultimately from Latin caedere "to cut" (see -cide). Spelling with sc- is 16c., from influence of Medieval Latin scissor "tailor," in classical Latin "carver, cutter," from past participle stem of scindere "to split."
Usually with pair of (attested from c.1400) when indication of just one is required, but a singular form without the -s occasionally was used (cysowre, mid-15c.). In Scotland, shears answers for all sizes, according to OED; but in England generally that word is used only for those too large to be worked by one hand. Sense in wrestling is from 1904. Oh scissors! was a 19c. exclamation of impatience or disgust (1843). In reference to a type of swimming kick, from 1902 (the image itself is from 1880s).
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.