To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.
To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece.
Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.
A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears.
A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep.
the act of cutting wool.
To cut off the sheep's wool
cut off, trim
A mechanical cutting head, attached to a harvester, which severs the tree from the stump with a scissors-like action. Usually an undesirable cutting head for saw timber as it often splits the butt log and degrades the value of that log.
(usually plural) large scissors with strong blades
a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
cut with shears; "shear hedges"
shear the wool from; "shear sheep"
cut or cut through with shears
a two-blade or two cutter tool that operates on the same principle as a conventional pair of scissors
To remove fleece or hair by cutting or clipping.
a steel cutting operation performed by a fixed edge and a moving blade
A machine that cuts various materials through the closure of two blades.
a cutting or breaking of a solid body such as a rock by adjacent forces acting in opposite directions.
A cut-off device on a welder for cutting saw blade square.
Cut the wool from.
A large tool for making straight cuts in flat sheet metal. A clamping action holds the metal precisely against an edge while a blade comes down along the edge like a huge scissor blade. Allows cutting large sheet for boxes and thin metal strips. Alternative is hand shears or a power air chisel which will leave a more uneven edge. Corner shears or notchers allow taking out an exact corner cut for bending a box. 2006-01-18
To use shears or clippers to remove fleece from an alpaca.
A cutting device that cuts material through the closure of two blades. In our industry shears are normally purchased for cutting metal or plastic. Standard metal shears (the cutting edge of the upper blade is generally ground at an angle of eight degrees to the blade's edge) are capable of cutting brass up to .025" thick or aluminium up to .040" thick. Standard plastic shears (with the upper blade ground with a knife-like edge having on angle of twenty degrees measured from the face of the blade) can cut flexible engraving plastic up to 3/32" thick
1. Any of several large tools or machines used to cut metal. 2. To remove by cutting or clipping. 3. To clip at right angles. 4. Resistance to sideway movement.