Scissor-like

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scissors (ˈsɪzəz)
 
pl n
1.  Also called: pair of scissors a cutting instrument used for cloth, hair, etc, having two crossed pivoted blades that cut by a shearing action, with ring-shaped handles at one end
2.  a wrestling hold in which a wrestler wraps his legs round his opponent's body or head, locks his feet together, and squeezes
3.  any gymnastic or athletic feat in which the legs cross and uncross in a scissor-like movement
4.  athletics a technique in high-jumping, now little used, in which the legs perform a scissor-like movement in clearing the bar
 
[C14 sisoures, from Old French cisoires, from Vulgar Latin cīsōria (unattested), ultimately from Latin caedere to cut; see chisel]
 
'scissor-like
 
adj

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