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scis·sors

(siz'ŏrz), Avoid using the backformation scissor as a singular noun meaning 'pair of scissors'.
An instrument with two blades, moving on a pivot, that cut against each other.
Synonym(s): shears
[L. scindo, pp. scissus, to cut]

scis·sors

(siz'ŏrz)
An instrument with two blades, moving on a pivot, which cut against each other.
Synonym(s): shears.
[L. scindo, pp. scissus, to cut]

shears

cutting instruments for the removal of wool—sheep shears, or for trimming the hooves of sheep and goats—hoof shears.

hoof shears
a rugged pair of shears like secateurs but with sharp-pointed blades. The spring in the handle keeps the blades open and pressing the handles shut operates the shears.
plaster shears
see plaster shears.
sheep shears
1. hand shears are sharp-pointed, with wide blades and have a spring at the handle which opens the blades. They have to be closed to cut the wool.
2. mechanical or power shears are driven by a rotating, flexible shaft converting to a reciprocating movement of a cutter in a comb at right angles to the shearer's hand; the cutter and comb comprise the handpiece.
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