noun (usually used with a plural verb)

Origin of sheerlegs

sheer, spelling variant of shear + leg + -s3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for sheerlegs




(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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