[ sheerd ]

  1. shaped or completed by or as if by shearing.

  2. trimmed to an even, symmetrical, or uniform length, as fur, shrubbery, etc.: a sheared muskrat coat.

Origin of sheared

First recorded in 1610–20; shear + -ed2

Other words from sheared

  • un·sheared, adjective

Words Nearby sheared Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sheared in a sentence

  • Sometimes the nap is sheared, but more often it is pressed down flat upon the face of the cloth.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley