Meaning of “scissors” in the English Dictionary

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"scissors" in British English

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scissorsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈsɪz.əz/ us /ˈsɪz.ɚz/

A2 a device used for cutting materials such as paper, cloth, and hair, consisting of two sharp blades that are joined in the middle, and two handles with holes to put your fingers through:

a pair of scissors
Could you pass me the/those scissors, please?

More examples

  • left-handed scissors
  • Never mess around with scissors.
  • Use scissors to cut the shapes out.
  • Do you have any nail scissors?
  • kitchen scissors

(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 cutting device consisting of two blades, each with a ring-shaped handle, which are joined in the middle so that their sharp edges move against each other, used esp. for cutting paper or cloth:

a pair of scissors

(Definition of “scissors” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)