Meaning of SHEARING in English

SHEARING

noun the act or operation of reaping.

2. shearing ·noun the process of preparing shear steel; tilting.

3. shearing ·noun ·same·as shearling.

4. shearing ·p.pr. & ·vb.n. of shear.

5. shearing ·noun the process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal.

6. shearing ·noun the act or operation of dividing with shears; as, the shearing of metal plates.

7. shearing ·noun the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.

8. shearing ·noun 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.

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