Shear blade
Shear Shear, n. [AS. sceara. See {Shear}, v. t.] 1. A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See {Shears}. [1913 Webster]

On his head came razor none, nor shear. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Short of the wool, and naked from the shear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep. [1913 Webster]

After the second shearing, he is a two-shear ram; . . . at the expiration of another year, he is a three-shear ram; the name always taking its date from the time of shearing. --Youatt. [1913 Webster]

3. (Engin.) An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called {shearing stress}, and {tangential stress}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mech.) A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction. [1913 Webster]

{Shear blade}, one of the blades of shears or a shearing machine.

{Shear hulk}. See under {Hulk}.

{Shear steel}, a steel suitable for shears, scythes, and other cutting instruments, prepared from fagots of blistered steel by repeated heating, rolling, and tilting, to increase its malleability and fineness of texture. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Shear — Shear, n. [AS. sceara. See {Shear}, v. t.] 1. A pair of shears; now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See {Shears}. [1913 Webster] On his head came razor none, nor shear. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Short of the wool, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shear hulk — Shear Shear, n. [AS. sceara. See {Shear}, v. t.] 1. A pair of shears; now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See {Shears}. [1913 Webster] On his head came razor none, nor shear. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Short of the wool …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shear steel — Shear Shear, n. [AS. sceara. See {Shear}, v. t.] 1. A pair of shears; now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See {Shears}. [1913 Webster] On his head came razor none, nor shear. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Short of the wool …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shear´er — shear «shihr», verb, sheared or (Archaic) shore, sheared or shorn, shear|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to cut with shears or scissors, especially in order to remove (wool or fleece): »to shear wool from sheep …   Useful english dictionary

  • shear — [shir] vt. sheared, sheared or shorn, shearing [ME scheren < OE scieran, akin to Ger scheren < IE base * (s)ker , to cut > HARVEST] 1. to cut with shears or a similar sharp edged instrument 2. a) to remove (the hair, wool, etc.) by… …   English World dictionary

  • shear — shearer, n. shearless, adj. /shear/, v., sheared, sheared or shorn, shearing, n. v.t. 1. to cut (something). 2. to remove by or as if by cutting or clipping with a sharp instrument: to shear wool from sheep …   Universalium

  • shear — [[t]ʃɪər[/t]] v. sheared, sheared shorn, shear•ing, 1) to cut (something) 2) ahb. to remove by or as if by cutting or clipping: to shear wool from sheep[/ex] 3) ahb. to cut or clip the hair, fleece, wool, etc., from: to shear sheep[/ex] 4) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • shear — I. verb (sheared; sheared or shorn; shearing) Etymology: Middle English sheren, from Old English scieran; akin to Old Norse skera to cut, Latin curtus mutilated, curtailed, Greek keirein to cut, shear, Sanskrit kṛnāti he injures Date: before 12th …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shear — [c]/ʃɪə / (say shear) verb (sheared or shore, shorn or sheared, shearing) –verb (t) 1. to remove by or as by cutting with a sharp instrument: to shear wool from sheep. 2. to cut the hair, fleece, wool, etc., from. 3. to reap with a sickle. 4 …   Australian English dictionary

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