scissors hold
noun Date: 1909 a wrestling hold in which the legs are locked around the head or body of an opponent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scissors hold — n. a wrestling hold in which one contestant clasps the other with the legs * * * …   Universalium

  • scissors hold — n. a wrestling hold in which one contestant clasps the other with the legs …   English World dictionary

  • scissors hold — noun a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze • Syn: ↑scissors, ↑scissor hold, ↑scissor grip, ↑scissors grip • Hypernyms: ↑wrestling hold * * * scissors hold …   Useful english dictionary

  • scissors — [siz′ərz] n. [ME sisoures < OFr cisoires < LL cisoria, pl. of cisorium, cutting tool < L caedere, to cut: E sp. altered by assoc. with L scissor, one who cuts < scissus, pp. of scindere, to cut] 1. [also with pl. v.] a cutting… …   English World dictionary

  • scissors grip — noun a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze • Syn: ↑scissors, ↑scissors hold, ↑scissor hold, ↑scissor grip • Hypernyms: ↑wrestling hold …   Useful english dictionary

  • scissors — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English cisours, sisoures, from Middle French cisoires, from Vulgar Latin *caesorium (singular) cutting instrument, from Latin caedere to cut Date: 14th century 1. a cutting… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Scissors — are hand operated cutting instruments consisting of a pair of metal blades connected in such a way that the blades meet and cut materials placed between them when the handles are brought together. They are used for cutting various thin materials …   Wikipedia

  • scissors — /siz euhrz/, n. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a cutting instrument for paper, cloth, etc., consisting of two blades, each having a ring shaped handle, that are so pivoted together that their sharp edges work one against the other (often used… …   Universalium

  • scissors — n.pl. 1 (also pair of scissors sing.) an instrument for cutting fabric, paper, hair, etc., having two pivoted blades with finger and thumb holes in the handles, operating by closing on the material to be cut. 2 (treated as sing.) a a method of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scissors — /ˈsɪzəz / (say sizuhz) plural noun 1. a cutting instrument consisting of two blades (with handles) so pivoted together that their edges work against each other (often called a pair of scissors). 2. Gymnastics exercises in which the legs execute a …   Australian English dictionary

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