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Noun: shears  sheerz
  1. Large scissors with strong blades
Noun: shear  sheer
  1. (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 rectangle into a parallelogram"
  2. A large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
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

Sounds like: shear, sheershears, sheers

Type of: change, clip, crop, cut, cut back, deformation, dress, edge tool, lop, pair of scissors, prune, scissors, shave, snip, trim

Encyclopedia: Shears