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scis•sors



Pronunciation: (siz'urz), [key]
n.
1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a cutting instrument for paper, cloth, etc., consisting of two blades, each having a ring-shaped handle, that are so pivoted together that their sharp edges work one against the other (often used with pair of).
2. (used with a sing. v.) Gymnastics.any of several feats in which the legs execute a scissorlike motion.
3. (used with a sing. v.) Wrestling.a hold secured by clasping the legs around the body or head of the opponent.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

scissorlikescissors chair
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