[ sheep-sheer-ing ]
/ ˈʃipˌʃɪər ɪŋ /
an act or instance of shearing sheep.
the time or season of shearing sheep.
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Origin of sheepshearing
1580–90; sheep + shearing
OTHER WORDS FROM sheepshearingsheep·shear·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sheepshearing
/ (ˈʃiːpˌʃɪərɪŋ) /
the act or process of shearing sheep
the season or an occasion of shearing sheep
a feast held on such an occasion
Derived forms of sheepshearingsheepshearer, noun
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