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pinking shears

noun [plural] uk   us  
special scissors with V-shaped teeth along the blades, used to make V-shaped lines along the edges of cloth, so that threads do not easily come out
Translations of “pinking shears”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋸齒剪刀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 锯齿剪刀…
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