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English definition of “scissors”

scissors

plural noun    /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 plural noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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