sheerlegs

[ sheer-legz ]
/ ˈʃɪərˌlɛgz /

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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