Definition of Shearing

1. Noun. Removing by cutting off or clipping.

Generic synonyms: Cut, Cutting, Cutting Off
Specialized synonyms: Sheepshearing
Derivative terms: Shear, Shear, Shear



Definition of Shearing

1. n. The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.

Definition of Shearing

1. Adjective. Describing something (such as a shearing force) that tends to cut or tear. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of shear) ¹

3. Noun. The clipping of fleece from a sheep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shearing

1. an instance of cutting hair or wool [n -S]

Medical Definition of Shearing

1. 1. The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth. 2. The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine; as, the whole shearing of a flock; the shearings from cloth. 3. Same as Shearling. 4. The act or operation of reaping. 5. The act or operation of dividing with shears; as, the shearing of metal plates. 6. The process of preparing shear steel; tilting. 7. The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal. Shearing machine. A machine with blades, or rotary disks, for dividing plates or bars of metal. A machine for shearing cloth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shearing

shear stress
shear stresses
shear wall
shear wave
shear waves
shearability
shearable
shearbill
sheard
sheards
sheared
sheared flow
shearer
shearers
shearfree
shearing (current term)
shearings
shearleg
shearlegs
shearless
shearlike
shearling
shearlings
shearman
shearmen
shears
sheartail
sheartails
shearwall

Literary usage of Shearing

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1. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1904)
"The effects of shearing stress varying in intensity wall be considered under ... It has been shown in Article 103 that shearing stresses can only exist in ..."

2. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1872)
"The present section refers to those cases only in which the shearing stress ... The effects of shearing stress varying in intensity will be considered under ..."

3. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"shearing Strength.—The shearing strength is of importance, as concretes and mortars are often subjected to shearing stresses in practical work. ..."

4. Strength of Materials by James Ellsworth Boyd (1917)
"Prove that a block, subjected to a compressive stress of intensity s and a tensile stress of the same intensity at right angles, has a shearing stress of ..."

5. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1907)
"The present Article refers to those cases only in which the shearing stress ... The effects of shearing stress varying in intensity will be considered under ..."

6. The Materials of Construction: A Treatise for Engineers on the Strength of by John Butler Johnson (1898)
"shearing AND TORSION TESTS. shearing TESTS. 298. Essential Conditions of a shearing Test.—In order to obtain the true shearing strength of any substance it ..."

7. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"The shearing stress, per unit of a section cut at this angle, is half the direct tensile stress on a cross-section normal to the axis of the test piece.2 ..."

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