Meaning of SHEARS in English

SHEARS

(also a pair of ~ )

■ plural noun a cutting instrument in which two blades move past each other, like very large scissors.

Origin

OE scēara (plural) 'scissors, cutting instrument', of Gmc origin; related to shear .

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