[ sheer-legz ]
/ ˈʃɪərˌlɛgz /
noun (usually used with a plural verb)
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Words nearby sheerlegs
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British Dictionary definitions for sheerlegs
/ (ˈʃɪəˌlɛɡz) /
(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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