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scissorbill (plural scissorbills)
- The black skimmer (Rynchops niger) bird native to the Atlantic states, USA.
- (US) Someone considered contemptible or foolish.
- (US) An Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and railroad term for someone who refused to join the union or who openly colluded with management to thwart the union.
- Scissorbill, in Dictionary of American Regional English
by Joan Houston Hall. Harvard University Press: 2002, Page 786.