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pinking shears

noun
1.
shears that have notched blades, for cutting and simultaneously pinking fabric or for finishing garments with a notched, nonfraying edge.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • The coolest new accessories for the style savvy may be a pincushion and a pair of pinking shears.
  • Cut the construction paper with pinking shears or decorative edge scissors.
British Dictionary definitions for pinking shears

pinking shears

plural noun
1.
scissors with a serrated edge on one or both blades, producing a wavy edge to material cut, thus preventing fraying
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