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noun as in cutters

noun as in cutting instrument

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Meet the latest faces of Saint Laurent menswear: Wyatt and Fletcher Shears.

Good kitchen shears make light work out of everything from opening packages to taking the back out of a chicken.

A good pair of shears should be heavy and sharp; this pair, which I use, is both.

And no, he did not come to clients' homes himself with a pair of shears to do the snipping to their personal specifications.

Rather, she is hacking it off with a pair of kitchen shears.

The objects in the engraving are probably the shears, comb, ladle, and an unknown instrument used for cleansing wool.

I have always thought of the shears by its Gaelic name, but it is past my power to spell it.

If you take a pair of shears, close and open them and then try to pronounce the sound you hear, you will have the Gaelic name.

Swiftly but carefully the shears went snipping along her back and down the sides.

It was doubtless a great improvement on the old shears—the kind that memory associates with boyish haircuts.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shears, such as: clippers, nippers, scissors, snips, hedge clippers, and snippers.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.