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sheerlegs

[sheer-legz]
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noun (usually used with a plural verb)
  1. shear(def 16).
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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

noun
  1. (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
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Word Origin

C19: variant of shear legs
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