Part of speech: noun

Any large cutting or clipping instrument worked by the crossing of cutting edges.

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Usage examples "shears":

  1. You've dulled how many thousand shears! - "Tobogganing On Parnassus", Franklin P. Adams.
  2. They were not sharp shears, and a group of little darkies gathered from the farm to enjoy the torture. - "The Boys' Life of Mark Twain", Albert Bigelow Paine.
  3. The deadly shears fall powerless. - "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.