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scissorlike

[siz-er-lahyk] /ˈsɪz ərˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like scissors; moving, operating, or crossing in a manner suggesting the blades of scissors.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; scissor(s) + -like
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  • The strike is executed when the mandibles are released, crossing over each other in a scissorlike motion.

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