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  Definition of shear
  1. a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
  2. (usually plural) large scissors with strong blades
  3. (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves; "the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram"
  4. cut with shears; "shear hedges"
  5. cut or cut through with shears
  6. shear the wool from; "shear sheep"
Similar Words: shears, fleece

 

Hyponyms: clipper, clippers, pruning shears, snips, tinsnips, thinning shears

 

Derivational Morphology: fleece, shears, shearer, shearing, wool, sheepskin

 

Anagrams: share

 

 
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