Meaning of SHEAR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃɪə(r) ]

( shears, shearing, sheared, shorn)


To shear a sheep means to cut its wool off.

In the Hebrides they shear their sheep later than anywhere else.

VERB : V n

• shear‧ing

...a display of sheep shearing.



A pair of shears is a garden tool like a very large pair of scissors. Shears are used especially for cutting hedges.

Trim the shrubs with shears.

N-PLURAL : also a pair of N

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