pinking shears
noun plural Date: circa 1939 shears with a saw-toothed inner edge on the blades for making a zigzag cut

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  • Pinking shears — are scissors, the blades of which are sawtoothed instead of straight. Pinking shears leave a zigzag pattern instead of a straight edge.Pinking shears have a utilitarian function for cutting woven cloth. Cloth edges that are unfinished will easily …   Wikipedia

  • pinking shears — [piŋ′kiŋ] pl.n. shears with notched blades, used as for pinking the edges of cloth …   English World dictionary

  • pinking shears — pinking .shears also pinking .scissors n [plural] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: pink to cut decoratively (14 20 centuries)] a special type of scissors with blades that have V shaped teeth, used for cutting cloth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pinking shears — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ shears with a serrated blade, used to cut a zigzag edge in fabric …   English terms dictionary

  • pinking shears — shears that have notched blades, for cutting and simultaneously pinking fabric or for finishing garments with a notched, nonfraying edge. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinking shears — pink′ing shears n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) clo shears with notched blades, for simultaneously cutting and pinking fabric …   From formal English to slang

  • pinking shears — also pinking scissors noun (plural) a special type of scissors with blades that have V shaped teeth, used for cutting cloth …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pinking shears — pink|ing shears [ pıŋkıŋ ,ʃırz ] noun plural scissors used for cutting cloth that leave an edge that is a series of NOTCHES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pinking shears — plural noun shears with a serrated blade, used to cut a zigzag edge in fabric to prevent it fraying …   English new terms dictionary

  • pinking shears — /ˈpɪŋkɪŋ ʃɪəz / (say pingking shearz) plural noun shears with notched blades, used for giving a scalloped or notched edge to fabrics to prevent them fraying …   Australian English dictionary

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