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scissors (wrestling hold)

Definition:

a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Usage:

plural

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

sisoures, from Old French cisoires (plural) "shears", from Vulgar Latin *cisoria...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Merriam-Webster:

scissors hold

a wrestling hold in which the legs are locked around the head or body of an opponent (17 of 31 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scissors hold

American Heritage Dictionary:

scissors hold

A wrestling hold in which the legs of one opponent are locked about the head or body of another opponent. (20 of 23 words)

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New World Dictionary:

scissors hold

a wrestling hold in which one contestant clasps the other with the legs (13 of 15 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

scissor hold | scissors hold

Syllabification: (scis┬Ěsor hold) | [wrestling] | a hold in which the head or other part of the opponent's body is gripped between the legs, which are ... (24 of 61 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/scissor-hold

scissor hold [wrestling] | scissors hold

a hold in which the head or other part of the opponent's body is gripped between the legs which are then locked at the instep or ankles to apply ... (29 of 53 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scissor-hold

Wikipedia:

Scissors

hand-operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades pivoted so that the sharpened edges slide against each other when the handles opposite to the pivot are closed. Scissors are used for cutting various thin materials, such as... (40 of 3659 words, 27 images)

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Scissors (disambiguation)

a tool used for cutting. Scissors may refer to: Scissors, Texas | Scissor Sisters, a pop band | Scissors (film), a 1991 movie | Nightmare (2000 film), aka Scissors, a 2000 South Korean horror film | Scissors (manga), a manga by Takashi Hashiguchi |... (39 of 238 words, 20 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

scissors [tool]

cutting instrument consisting of a pair of opposed metal blades that meet and cut when the handles at their ends are brought together. The term shears ... (26 of 418 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/529084​/scissors

Wiktionary:

scissors | pair of scissors [synonym, sense-specific] | switch [synonym, sense-specific]

[countable, plural in form, with a plural verb] A tool used for cutting thin material, consisting of two crossing blades attached at a pivot point in such a way that the blades slide across each other when the handles are closed. | [countable, rugby]... (43 of 215 words, 6 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

scissors | scissor | pair of scissors [synonym, sense-specific] | scissor-like [adjective, derived]

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 | ... (25 of 517 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scissors

Random House Dictionary:

scissors

[singular, plural] a cutting instrument for paper, cloth, etc., consisting ... | [singular, gymnastics] any of several feats in which the legs execute ... (22 of 87 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/scissors

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scissors [plural]

a tool for cutting paper, consisting of two blades joined in a cross that you open and shut like jaws (20 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scissors

Cambridge Dictionary:

scissors

a device used for cutting materials such as paper, cloth and hair, consisting of two sharp blades which are joined in the middle, and two handles with ... (27 of 47 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scissors

Encarta Dictionary:

scissors hold | scissors holds [plural]

a wrestling hold in which the legs are wrapped and the feet locked around an opponent's head or body (19 of 30 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702353​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

scissors

First use: late 14th century

Origin: sisoures, from Old French cisoires (plural) "shears", from Vulgar Latin *cisoria (plural) "cutting instrument", from ... (18 of 134 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=scissors

Oxford Dictionary:

scissors | a pair of scissors | scissor

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French cisoires, from late Latin cisoria, plural of cisorium "cutting instrument", from ... (17 of 41 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scissors

New World Dictionary:

scissors

Origin: Middle English sisoures from Old French cisoires from Late Latin cisoria, plural of cisorium, cutting tool from Latin ... (18 of 40 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

scissors

Origin: Middle English sisoures (attested since 1350-1400), from Old French cisoires, from Vulgar Latin *cīsōria, plural of Late Latin cīsōrium ("cutting tool") (compare chisel); from Latin word root -cīsus... (28 of 38 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scissors

Merriam-Webster:

scissors [singular/plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English cisours, sisoures, from Middle French cisoires, from Vulgar Latin *caesorium (singular) cutting instrument, from Latin caedere to cut

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scissors

Collins Dictionary:

scissors | scissor

First use: 14th century

Origin: sisoures, from Old French cisoires, from Vulgar Latin cīsōria (unattested), ultimately from Latin caedere to cut; see chisel

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scissors

Encarta Dictionary:

scissors

First use: 14th century

Origin: French cisoires from late Latin cisoria "cutting tool" from Latin cis-, past participle of caedere "cut"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702350​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

scissors

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scissors"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "scissors"

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Collins Dictionary:

scissors | scissor

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scissors"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

scissors [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scissors"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scissors

Macmillan American Dictionary:

scissors [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scissors"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/scissors

Cambridge Dictionary:

scissors

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "scissors"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "scissors"

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the Free Dictionary:

scissors

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scissors"

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Google Dictionary:

scissors

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

scissors

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scissors"

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YourDictionary Audio:

scissors

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scissors" by speech synthesizer

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scissors hold

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freedictionary.org:

scissors

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scissors" by speech synthesizer

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