usage note
The words "tijera" and "tijeras" can be used interchangeably in Spanish to refer to a single pair of scissors.
feminine noun
1. (tool) 
a. scissors 
Pásame unas tijeras para cortar la etiqueta de mi blusa, por favor.Hand me the scissors so I can cut the tag off my blouse, please.
Necesito comprar una tijera, una regla y unos plumones en la papelería.I need to buy scissors, a ruler, and some markers at the stationery store.
1. (en general) 
a. scissors 
2. (de jardinero, esquilador) 
a. shears 
unas tijeras(a pair of) scissors/shears
de tijerafolding
tijeras de podarsecateurs
1 (also tijeras) scissors
; (p)
(para jardín) shears
; (p)
; (p)
unas tijeras a pair of scissors; meter la tijera en algo to cut into sth; es un trabajo de tijera it's a scissors-and-paste job
tijeras de coser sewing scissors
tijeras de podar secateurs
tijeras para las uñas nail scissors
tijeras podadoras secateurs
2 [de bicicleta] fork
de tijera folding; silla de tijera (con respaldo) folding chair; (banqueta) folding stool; camp stool; escalera de tijera steps; step-ladder
(Latinoamérica) (Zoología) claw; pincer
5 (persona) gossip
ser una buena tijera tener buena tijera (chismoso) to be a great gossip; (mordaz) to have a sharp tongue; (criticón) be a scandalmonger
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