Meaning of SHEARS in English


/ ʃɪəz; NAmE ʃɪrz/ noun

[ pl. ] a garden tool like a very large pair of scissors, used for cutting bushes and hedges :

a pair of garden shears

—see also pinking shears



Old English scēara (plural) scissors, cutting instrument , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schaar and German Schere , also to shear .

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