Shearing machine
Shearing Shear"ing, n. 1. The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth. [1913 Webster]

2. The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine; as, the whole shearing of a flock; the shearings from cloth. [1913 Webster]

3. Same as {Shearling}. --Youatt. [1913 Webster]

4. The act or operation of reaping. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

5. The act or operation of dividing with shears; as, the shearing of metal plates. [1913 Webster]

6. The process of preparing shear steel; tilting. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mining) The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal. [1913 Webster]

{Shearing machine}. (a) A machine with blades, or rotary disks, for dividing plates or bars of metal. (b) A machine for shearing cloth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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