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Meaning of SHEARING

Pronunciation:  sh'iring

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  removing by cutting off or clipping
 

SHEARING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: cut, cutting, cutting off, sheepshearing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

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.

3. Same as {Shearling}. --Youatt.

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

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

6. The process of preparing shear steel; tilting.

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

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

 

 

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