scissors Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"scissors" in British English

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scissorsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈsɪz.əz/  us   /-ɚz/
A2 a ​device used for ​cuttingmaterials such as ​paper, ​cloth, and ​hair, consisting of two ​sharpblades that are ​joined in the ​middle, and two ​handles with ​holes to put ​yourfingers through: a ​pair of scissors Could you ​pass me the/those scissors, ​please?
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(Definition of scissors from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scissors" in American English

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scissorsplural noun

 us   /ˈsɪz·ərz/
a ​cuttingdevice consisting of two ​blades, each with a ring-shaped ​handle, which are ​joined in the ​middle so that ​theirsharpedges move against each other, used esp. for ​cuttingpaper or ​cloth: a ​pair of scissors
(Definition of scissors from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scissors”
in Korean 가위…
in Arabic مَقَصّ…
in Malaysian gunting…
in French ciseaux…
in Russian ножницы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 剪刀…
in Italian forbici…
in Turkish makas…
in Polish nożyczki…
in Spanish tijeras…
in Vietnamese cái kéo…
in Portuguese tesoura…
in Thai กรรไกร…
in German die Schere…
in Catalan tisores…
in Japanese はさみ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剪刀…
in Indonesian gunting…
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