Meaning of “pinking shears” in the English Dictionary

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"pinking shears" in British English

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pinking shearsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈpɪŋ.kɪŋ ˌʃɪəz/ us /ˈpɪŋ.kɪŋ ˌʃɪrz/

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

(Definition of “pinking shears” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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