Definition for shearing (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of shear
OTHER WORDS FROM shearshear·er, nounshear·less, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shearshear sheer
Examples from the Web for shearing
Electoral losses have only driven the party further rightward, shearing it of its Northeastern wing.
I remember well, when quite a little lad, thinking old Parson McGruer's shearing a wonderful sight.Our Home in the Silver West|Gordon Stables
You may know well about fishing and be good at shearing sheep for what I know; but you are little of a judge of damask sheets.The Waif Woman|Robert Louis Stevenson
Hogs and Tegs: the first shearing of sheep that have not been shorn as lambs.Vegetable Dyes|Ethel M. Mairet