sheerlegs


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sheerlegs

(ˈʃɪəˌlɛɡz) or

shearlegs

n
(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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Bonn en Mees will unload the hulls using three floating sheerlegs.
The MV Norma is a self-propelled Sheerlegs lifting vessel able to raise ships weighing up to 440 tonnes.
Multraship operates and manages a large fleet of tugs, salvage vessels, floating sheerlegs and other craft equipped with modern towage, salvage and fire-fighting equipment and manned by experienced and highly-trained masters and crew.