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shears

/ (ʃɪəz) /
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Definition of shears

pl n
  1. large scissors, as for cutting cloth, jointing poultry, etc
  2. a large scissor-like and usually hand-held cutting tool with flat blades, as for cutting hedges
any of various analogous cutting or clipping implements or machines
short for sheerlegs
off the shears Australian informal (of a sheep) newly shorn
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