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pinking shears

noun, (usually used with a plural verb)
shears that have notched blades, for cutting and simultaneously pinking fabric or for finishing garments with a notched, nonfraying edge.
Origin of pinking shears
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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pinking shears

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