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  1. an act or instance of shearing sheep.
  2. the time or season of shearing sheep.
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Origin of sheepshearing

1580–90; sheep + shearing
Related formssheep·shear·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for sheepshearing

Historical Examples of sheepshearing

  • The only things he talked about at home were sheepshearing and the diseases of horned cattle.

    Eyes Like the Sea

    Mr Jkai

  • A sheepshearing at Baal-hazor gave occasion for a feast, to which the king and all his sons should be asked.

British Dictionary definitions for sheepshearing


  1. the act or process of shearing sheep
  2. the season or an occasion of shearing sheep
  3. a feast held on such an occasion
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Derived Formssheepshearer, noun
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