Origin of shear legs
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for shear legs
The shoots were supported by shear-legs and ropes, and were supplied with water from a centrifugal pump in the engine room.
Another variety of loader is formed of three shear-legs with block and tackle.