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sheerlegs (ˈʃɪəˌlɛɡz) or
(Mechanical Engineering) (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 suspended. Also called: shears
[C19: variant of shear legs]
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The pile installation activities will be executed by a Boskalis Giant barge with a 1,000-tonne crane and the installation of the jackets by the Boskalis 2,200-tonne Taklift 4 sheerlegs
The MV Norma is a self-propelled Sheerlegs
lifting vessel able to raise ships weighing up to 440 tonnes.
Under this project, a diving support vessel, tugs, barges and sheerlegs
will be deployed along with equipment from SMIT joint venture Asian Lift and Boskalis subsidiary, Dockwise.