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Shear Definition

(verb)
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cut the wool off (a sheep or other animal)


examples

Paul has never sheared a sheep before

demonstrations of sheep shearing

(verb)
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break off or cause to break off, owing to a structural strain


examples

the gear sheared and jammed in the rear wheel

three bolts had been completely sheared off

(noun)
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a strain produced by pressure in the structure of a substance, when its layers are laterally shifted in relation to each other


examples

the water from the upper source is emitted at the same speed as the main flow; there is thus no shear

aluminium is not very resilient to shear forces

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