shears


shears
n. large scissor-like tool, clippers; cutting implement ʃɪr /ʃɪə v. cut off hair or fleece; trim with a sharp tool; deprive of, take away

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Shears — Shears, n. pl. [Formerly used also in the singular. See {Shear}, n., 1.] 1. A cutting instrument. Specifically: (a) An instrument consisting of two blades, commonly with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, and working on both sides of the material …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shears — [shir′legz΄shirz] pl.n. 1. a pair of scissors, usually large, as used in gardening: also called pair of shears 2. any of several large tools or machines used to cut metal, etc. by the scissors action of two opposed cutting edges 3. a device used… …   Universalium

  • shears — [ʃıəz US ʃırz] n [plural] a heavy tool for cutting, like a big pair of scissors ▪ Sam was trimming the hedge with a pair of garden shears …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shears — shears; shears·man; …   English syllables

  • shears — (also a pair of shears) ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ a cutting instrument in which two blades move past each other, like very large scissors …   English terms dictionary

  • shears — [shir′legz΄shirz] pl.n. 1. a pair of scissors, usually large, as used in gardening: also called pair of shears 2. any of several large tools or machines used to cut metal, etc. by the scissors action of two opposed cutting edges 3. a device used… …   English World dictionary

  • shears — [ ʃırz ] noun plural a tool like a very large pair of scissors that is used for cutting grass or bushes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shears — large scissors, O.E. sceara (pl.), from P.Gmc. *skær ; see SHEAR (Cf. shear). In 17c., also a device for raising the masts of ships (1620s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • shears — noun large scissors with strong blades • Derivationally related forms: ↑shear • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑scissors, ↑pair of scissors …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shears — Jake Shears im Jahre 2005 Jake Shears (* 3. Oktober 1978 in Arizona als Jason Sellards) ist der Frontsänger der amerikanischen Band Scissor Sisters. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Biografie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • shears — n. 1) pinking; pruning shears 2) a pair of shears * * * pruning shears a pair of shears pinking …   Combinatory dictionary


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