Sheep-shearer \Sheep"-shear`er\, n. One who shears, or cuts off the wool from, sheep. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sheep shearer — A sheep shearer is a worker who uses (hand powered) blade or machine shears to remove the wool from domestic sheep. HistoryDuring the early years of sheep breeding in Australia, shearing was carried out by shepherds, assigned servants, Ticket of… …   Wikipedia

  • sheep-shearer — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sheep shearing — Sheep shearing, shearing or clipping is the process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is cut off. The person who removes the sheep s wool is called a shearer . Typically each adult sheep is shorn once each year (a sheep may be said to have… …   Wikipedia

  • Shearer — A shearer is someone who shears, such as a sheep shearer.Additionally, Shearer is the surname of people:In sports*Alan Shearer, an English footballer *Bobby Shearer, a Scottish footballer *Dale Shearer, an Australian rugby league player *Duncan… …   Wikipedia

  • Shearer — Recorded as Shearer, Sherer, Sharer, Shirer, Shera (English and Scottish), Scherer, Scheerer, Scherrer (German), Sherer, Szerer (Polish and Ashkenasic), and possibly others, this is an occupational surname. It derives from the pre 7th century Old …   Surnames reference

  • shearer — shear|er [ˈʃıərə US ˈʃırər] n also sheep .shearer someone who cuts the wool off sheep …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shearer — also sheep shearer noun (C) someone who cuts the wool off sheep …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shearer —   Mea ako.    ♦ Sheep shearer, mea ako hulu hipa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • shearer — /ˈʃɪərə / (say shearruh) noun 1. someone who shears sheep, especially as a means of livelihood. 2. someone who uses shears on metal, textiles, leather, or other materials. 3. a sheep that is fit and ready for shearing, or that yields a good… …   Australian English dictionary

  • shearer — UK [ˈʃɪərə(r)] / US [ʃɪrər] noun [countable] Word forms shearer : singular shearer plural shearers someone whose job is to cut the wool from sheep …   English dictionary

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