verb (used with object), sheared, sheared or shorn, shear·ing.
verb (used without object), sheared, sheared or shorn, shear·ing.
- scissors of large size (usually used with pair of).
- any of various other cutting implements or machines having two blades that resemble or suggest those of scissors.
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Origin of shear
OTHER WORDS FROM shearshearer, nounshearless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shearshear , sheer
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Example sentences from the Web for shear
At least for now, Republicans aren’t showing up with rolls of ribbon, but progressives might show up with shears.The Wheels Seem to be Coming Off Democrats’ Infrastructure Plans|Philip Elliott|April 8, 2021|Time
At the end of the visit, he uses a handheld vacuum cleaner to suck up the fallen locks, leaving the scene as pristine as he found it, like a Cat in the Hat with shears.A solution to pandemic hair: A barber in your backyard|Tara Bahrampour|March 10, 2021|Washington Post
Okay, fine, you might want shears for chest-length beards, but if your hair’s shorter than roughly 18 millimeters, a trimmer might just do the trick.The best beard trimmer: Shape your facial hair with ease|Carsen Joenk|January 19, 2021|Popular Science
On Tuesday, while it was still partially frozen, I gruesomely spatchcocked it with a pair of kitchen shears whose handles were falling apart.
Climate change increases the available energy, but reduces the wind shear, making the net result hard to predict.The Real Climate-Change Lesson from the Oklahoma Tornado|Andrew T. Guzman|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the other hand, wind shear is expected to decrease as the poles get warmer.
Second, you need those layers to be traveling at different speeds or in different directions, a phenomenon called wind shear.
Wind shear may decrease in a warmer world and that could mean fewer tornadoes.
So which influence wins out—increasing water vapor or decreasing wind shear?
The inclined tensions and compressions in the bars of a braced web are equivalent to this shear.
The distribution of shear on vertical sections is given by the ordinates of a sloping line.
Greatest Shear when concentrated Loads travel over the Bridge.
The distribution of shear is given by the partially shaded rectangles.
The shaded rectangles represent the distribution of shear due to the load at C, while no may be termed the datum line of shear.