sheepshearing

[ sheep-sheer-ing ]
/ ˈʃipˌʃɪər ɪŋ /

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 + shearing

OTHER WORDS FROM sheepshearing

sheep·shear·er, noun
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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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