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sheerlegs

[ sheer-legz ]
/ ˈʃɪərˌlɛgz /
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noun (usually used with a plural verb)
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Origin of sheerlegs

sheer, spelling variant of shear + leg + -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for sheerlegs

sheerlegs

shearlegs

/ (ˈʃɪəˌlɛɡz) /

noun
(functioning as singular) a device for lifting heavy weights consisting of two or more spars lashed together at the upper ends from which a lifting tackle is suspendedAlso called: shears

Word Origin for sheerlegs

C19: variant of shear legs
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