[ US /ˈʃɪɹd/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈi‍əd/ ]
  1. having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers
    picked up the baby's shorn curls from the floor
    naked as a sheared sheep
  2. (used especially of fur or wool) shaped or finished by cutting or trimming to a uniform length
    a coat of sheared lamb
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How To Use sheared In A Sentence

  • The original cornice was sheared off from the existing backup stone and replaced with new marble.
  • Chromatin was sheared by sonication, and DNA associated with either CLF1 or ORC1 was separately co-immunoprecipitated using an anti-HA antibody.
  • The historic election sheared off a thin facade of wartime national unity and reinforced ethnic and sectarian tensions that have plagued the country for centuries.
  • Following each triaxial test it was noticed that the low strength specimens, grades C and D, generally sheared along one smooth inclined plane of failure.
  • It sheared past in a scream of iron, stripping away a section of the starboard rail and crushing the wooden gangway to matchwood. RUSHING TO PARADISE
  • Children looked on as farmers sheared sheep in less than five minutes, while parents picked up tips on how to look after unusual creatures from specialist groups such as Essex Beekeepers.
  • The nose undercarriage was sheared off and one blade of the propeller was bent back underneath the nose of the aircraft.
  • The wool is sheared in early spring and sold to Tierra Wools.
  • Whatever had been on its prow was now gone, sheared off when the sleek vessel had been driven among the trees.
  • Sheared umbilicals have been an ongoing problem area, not only for the command but the entire Air Force.
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