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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
sheepshearer, 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
sheepshearer, noun
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