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Related / Similar Words: shears, fleece

 

Definition:
  • a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it;
  • (usually plural) large scissors with strong blades;
  • (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves; "the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram";
  • cut with shears; "shear hedges";
  • cut or cut through with shears;
  • shear the wool from; "shear sheep";

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    Hyponyms: clipper, clippers, pruning shears, snips, tinsnips, thinning shears

     

    Derivational Morphology: fleece, shears, shearer, shearing, wool, sheepskin

     

    Anagrams: share

     

     
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