shaped or completed by or as if by shearing.
trimmed to an even, symmetrical, or uniform length, as fur, shrubbery, etc.: a sheared muskrat coat.
- un·sheared, adjective
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How to use sheared in a sentence
There are sheared mink jackets with trailing trains that have been laser-cut so the fur looks almost like lace.Chanel, Armani, and Givenchy Present Their Haute-Couture Collections in Paris | Robin Givhan | July 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a land that had been sheared by the axe, torn by the winds, and blasted by fire.Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
One wall was completely sheared away and fragments of it chunked the ground.The Jewels of Aptor | Samuel R. Delany
After raising, the pieces are sheared (for better class work) in order to produce greater regularity in the length of the nap.
Then the cloth is slightly napped and sheared down close, in order to produce a smooth, even surface.Textiles | William H. Dooley
Sometimes the nap is sheared, but more often it is pressed down flat upon the face of the cloth.Textiles | William H. Dooley