Meaning of scissors

scis•sors

Pronunciation: (siz'urz), [key]
— n.
  1. 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&hasp;).
  2. any of several feats in which the legs execute a scissorlike motion.
  3. 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.
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