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shear

 (shîr)
v. sheared, sheared or shorn (shôrn), shear·ing, shears
v.tr.
1. To remove (fleece or hair) by cutting or clipping.
2. To remove the hair or fleece from.
3. To cut with or as if with shears: shearing a hedge.
4. To divest or deprive as if by cutting: The prisoners were shorn of their dignity.
v.intr.
1. To use a cutting tool such as shears.
2. To move or proceed by or as if by cutting: shear through the wheat.
3. Physics To become deformed by shear force.
n.
1. often shears
a. A pair of scissors.
b. Any of various implements or machines that cut with a scissorlike action.
2. The act, process, or result of shearing, especially when used to indicate a sheep's age: a two-shear ram.
3. Something cut off by shearing.
4. also sheers (shîrz)(used with a sing. or pl. verb) An apparatus used to lift heavy weights, consisting of two or more spars joined at the top and spread at the base, the tackle being suspended from the top.
5. Physics

[Middle English scheren, from Old English sceran; see sker- in Indo-European roots. N., from Middle English shere, from Old English scēar; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

shear′er n.

Shear·ing

 (shîr′ĭng), Sir George Albert 1919-2011.
British jazz pianist and composer whose signature sound is marked by a unique quintet arrangement that includes bass, guitar, drums, and vibraphone.
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shearing

(ˈʃɪərɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture) the act of shearing a sheep or flock of sheep
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shearing - removing by cutting off or clippingshearing - removing by cutting off or clipping
cutting off, cutting, cut - the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
sheepshearing - act of shearing sheep
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Translations

shearing

[ˈʃɪərɪŋ]
A. Nesquileo m shearingslana fsing esquilada
B. CPD shearing machine Nesquiladora f
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shearing

n(Schaf)schur f; shearingsSchur- or Scherwolle f

shearing

:
shearing machine
nSchermaschine f
shearing time
nSchurzeit f, → Zeit fder Schafschur
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shearing

[ˈʃɪərɪŋ] ntosatura
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References in classic literature ?
At shearing time, wishing to take his fleece and to avoid expense, she sheared him herself, but used the shears so unskillfully that with the fleece she sheared the flesh.
Now look, for instance, at the way they serve dogs, cutting off their tails to make them look plucky, and shearing up their pretty little ears to a point to make them both look sharp, forsooth.
Summary: With the growing urban population and rapid industrialization in major emerging countries, the hydraulic shearing machine market is expected to witness significant demand.
Then a very small shearing rate (4 x [10.sup.-7]m/step) is applied on all the nodes in the top block.
Atterberg limits, particle shapes, and shearing rates strongly govern stress fluctuations [17], although the particle size distribution is an additional factor for controlling the residual shear strength [19] in ring shear tests.
TWO blade-shearers have set a new British record by shearing 397 sheep in nine hours.
Physical characteristics of crops and plants are significant issues in designing machinery to harvest them.Therefore in the present study, general physical properties, bending stress, modulus of elasticity, shear stress and specific shearing energy were determined over stalks of 10 different maize (Zeamays L.) cultivars.
All aspects of paint flow, including stirring, pumping, transferring, sagging, and application involve shearing actions.
The constraints of the formulated optimization problem for the pure-rolling mechanism include the design requirements of the opening distance, the maximum amount of overlap error, and peak value of shearing force.
As shown, maximum dimensionless shear deformations of all the shear pins are almost 0.18, so the shearing fracture condition of shear pins may be controlled by shear deformations.