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Definition of Shears
ShearsShears Shears, n. pl. [Formerly used also in the singular. See
Shear, n., 1.]
1. A cutting instrument. Specifically:
(a) An instrument consisting of two blades, commonly with
bevel edges, connected by a pivot, and working on both
sides of the material to be cut, -- used for cutting
cloth and other substances.
Fate urged the shears, and cut the sylph in
(b) A similar instrument the blades of which are
extensions of a curved spring, -- used for shearing
sheep or skins.
(c) A shearing machine; a blade, or a set of blades,
working against a resisting edge.
2. Anything in the form of shears. Specifically:
(a) A pair of wings. [Obs.] --Spenser.
(b) An apparatus for raising heavy weights, and especially
for stepping and unstepping the lower masts of ships.
It consists of two or more spars or pieces of timber,
fastened together near the top, steadied by a guy or
guys, and furnished with the necessary tackle.
[Written also sheers.]
3. (Mach.) The bedpiece of a machine tool, upon which a table
or slide rest is secured; as, the shears of a lathe or
planer. See Illust. under Lathe.
Rotary shears. See under Rotary. ShearShear Shear, v. t. [imp. Shearedor Shore;p. p. Sheared
or Shorn; p. pr. & vb. n. Shearing.] [OE. sheren,
scheren, to shear, cut, shave, AS. sceran, scieran, scyran;
akin to D. & G. scheren, Icel. skera, Dan. ski?re, Gr. ???.
Cf. Jeer, Score, Shard, Share, Sheer to turn
1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like
instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.
Note: It is especially applied to the cutting of wool from
sheep or their skins, and the nap from cloth.
2. To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument;
to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to
shear a fleece.
Before the golden tresses . . . were shorn away.
3. To reap, as grain. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
4. Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.
5. (Mech.) To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See
Shear, n., 4. ShearShear 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.
On his head came razor none, nor shear. --Chaucer.
Short of the wool, and naked from the shear.
2. A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep.
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.
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
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.
Shear blade, one of the blades of shears or a shearing
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. ShearShear Shear, v. i.
1. To deviate. See Sheer.
2. (Engin.) To become more or less completely divided, as a
body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two
contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction
parallel to their plane of contact.
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