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Adjective: sheared  sheerd
  1. (used especially of fur or wool) shaped or finished by cutting or trimming to a uniform length
    "a coat of sheared lamb"
  2. Having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers
    "naked as a sheared sheep";
    - shorn
Verb: shear  sheer
  1. Cut to the desired shape or thickness using shears
    "shear hedges"
  2. Shave the wool from
    "shear sheep";
    - fleece
  3. Cut or cut through with shears
    "shear the wool off the lamb"
  4. (physics) become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain

See also: cut

Type of: change, clip, crop, cut, cut back, dress, lop, prune, shave, snip, trim

Antonym: unsheared

Encyclopedia: Shear