sheerlegs

[ sheer-legz ]
/ ˈʃɪərˌlɛgz /

noun (usually used with a plural verb)


Nearby words

  1. sheepswool sponge,
  2. sheeptick,
  3. sheepwalk,
  4. sheer,
  5. sheer plan,
  6. sheerly,
  7. sheerness,
  8. sheers,
  9. sheesh,
  10. sheet

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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