noun (usually used with a plural verb)
Definition for sheers (2 of 3)
adjective, sheer·er, sheer·est.
Origin of sheer1
SYNONYMS FOR sheer
Related formssheer·ly, adverbsheer·ness, noun
Can be confusedshear sheer
Definition for sheers (3 of 3)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for sheers
For this purpose the smallest chain-cable was used, the rudder being raised from the deck by means of sheers.Ned Myers|James Fenimore Cooper
Sheer′-hulk, an old dismasted ship with a pair of sheers mounted on it for masting ships; Sheer′-leg, one of the spars.
The sheers were got up, and then an endeavour was made to hoist a sail on them, to beat the ship off the shore.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
Angeline supported the family by working on the 'sheers,' 'diggin one half the taters fur tother half!'Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2|John Wilson Townsend
All light has gone out from her, and the "Rodeur" sheers away, leaving her to an unknown fate, for never again is she heard from.American Merchant Ships and Sailors|Willis J. Abbot