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sheepshearing

[ sheep-sheer-ing ]
/ ˈʃipˌʃɪər ɪŋ /
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noun
an act or instance of shearing sheep.
the time or season of shearing sheep.
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Origin of sheepshearing

1580–90; sheep + shear + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM sheepshearing

sheepshearer, noun
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How to use sheepshearing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sheepshearing

sheepshearing
/ (ˈʃiːpˌʃɪərɪŋ) /

noun
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 sheepshearing

sheepshearer, noun
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