[ UK /ʃˈi‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɪɹ/ ]
NOUN
  1. (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
  2. a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
VERB
  1. shear the wool from
    shear sheep
  2. cut or cut through with shears
    shear the wool off the lamb
  3. cut with shears
    shear hedges
  4. become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain
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How To Use shear In A Sentence

  • The lower mandible, which is powerful, and is indented at its point to receive the hook, has a very sharp edge, which, with that of the upper mandible, constitutes a pair of formidable shears. Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891
  • Typical mesocyclonic tornadoes are caused by intense thunderstorms with appropriate vertical and directional wind shear. The Volokh Conspiracy » Pathogens in Harm’s Way:
  • Slow the airplane to reduce impact forces; also, you'll likely encounter wind shear and strong downdrafts.
  • By the time we had got the boat to the waist, the ship had filled with water, and was going down on her beam-ends: we shoved our boat as quickly as possible from the plank-shear ** A timber around a vessel's hull at deck line. into the water, all hands jumping in her at the same time, and launched off clear of the ship. The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told
  • What became clear was just how many brides found it disheartening. The Sun
  • The more is principal stress deviator peak, the more possible is to emerge negative pore water pressure and to show more shear dilatation with high dry density.
  • The Golden Bears had lost to Arizona and Southern California in disheartening fashion before beating rival Stanford and then the Aggies USATODAY.com
  • a type of slip of the ear in which people mishear a word and mispronounce it, then insist that the malapropism is correct. Eggcorns: Folk Etymology Creating New Meanings Every Day
  • Neither the normal stress nor the frictional shear stress acting on the cone tip surface is uniformly distributed.
  • When control the flying shear, T400 technology board can workout program with parameter mode completely. So it can be provided with exact position, fewer fault, convenient maintenance and so on.
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