shears
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈʃɪəz/
  • (America) IPA: /ʃɪɹz/
Noun
  1. plural form of shear
  2. A tool consisting of two blades with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, used for cutting cloth, or for removing the fleece from sheep etc.
    • 1974, Phyllis W. Schwebke, ‎Margaret B. Krohn, How to Sew Leather, Suede, Fur (page 20)
      Cut with a shears using long, even strokes.
  3. (engineering) The bedpiece of a machine tool, upon which a table or slide rest is secured.
    the shears of a lathe or planer
  4. 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. Also sheers.
  5. Anything resembling a pair of shears in shape or motion, such as a pair of wings.
Translations Verb
  1. third-person singular form of shear

Shears
Proper noun
  1. plural form of Shear



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