- 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.
Origin of shear
OTHER WORDS FROM shearshearer, nounshearless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shearshear , sheer
Words nearby shear
How to use shear in a sentence
The combination of an unstable atmosphere, plenty of shear, energy aloft and an approaching front is a potentially volatile combination.After producing several tornado warnings and funnel clouds, storms exiting region|Jason Samenow, Jeffrey Halverson|July 29, 2021|Washington Post
You may find sets with extra tools, such as poultry shears, so if you’re looking for a very specific tool, check the inventory of a grill set to ensure you get what you want.Best grill accessories you need to become a grill master|Florie Korani|July 23, 2021|Popular-Science
Of those 11 events, six sets of vibrations included shear waves strong enough to stand out from background noise.Marsquakes reveal the Red Planet boasts a liquid core half its diameter|Sid Perkins|July 22, 2021|Science News
If it’s closer to two pounds, or you’re concerned about it fitting into your steamer, carefully cut off the fins with kitchen shears or slice the whole fish in half.
That shear no doubt increased the tendency for these late cells to rotate.Explaining the tornado warning and storm damage in D.C. on Thursday night|Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow, Ian Livingston|July 2, 2021|Washington Post
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.