Definition of scissor bird in English:

scissor bird

(also scissors-bird)

noun

  • 1Scissortail.

  • 2Any of various other birds with a tail, bill, or call that is reminiscent of scissors; especially a frigate bird (genus Fregata).

Origin

Mid 19th century. In some forms from the singular of scissors + bird.

Pronunciation

scissor bird

/ˈsɪzə bəːd/