sheepshearing

[sheep-sheer-ing]
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noun

an act or instance of shearing sheep.
the time or season of shearing sheep.

Origin of sheepshearing

1580–90; sheep + shearing
Related formssheep·shear·er, noun
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sheepshearing

noun

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