Definition of Shearer

1. Noun. Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926).

Exact synonyms: Moira Shearer
Generic synonyms: Actress, Dancer, Professional Dancer, Terpsichorean

2. Noun. A workman who uses shears to cut leather or metal or textiles.
Generic synonyms: Working Man, Working Person, Workingman, Workman
Derivative terms: Shear, Shear

3. Noun. A skilled worker who shears the wool off of sheep or other animals.
Generic synonyms: Skilled Worker, Skilled Workman, Trained Worker
Derivative terms: Shear

Definition of Shearer

1. n. One who shears.

Definition of Shearer

1. Proper noun. (surname from=common nouns) ¹

2. Noun. A person employed to remove the wool from sheep using shears. ¹

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Definition of Shearer

1. one that shears [n -S] - See also: shears

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shearer

shear legs
shear rate
shear strength
shear stress
shear stresses
shear wall
shear wave
shear waves
sheared flow
shearer (current term)

Literary usage of Shearer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Four of the defendants, to wit, William Ross, John H. Ross, Leonard B. shearer, and William W. Strong, sued out a writ of error to this court. ..."

2. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1918)
"The four brothers shearer (Sylvanus, William, Hugh H. and James-B.), whose names had occurred very often in connection with the different Ku Klux raids had ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1885)
"The preparation of this work must have caused Dr shearer a world of trouble. ... We naturally turn to the chapter on treatment to see what Dr shearer has to ..."

4. Cases on Procedure, Annotated: Common Law Pleading by Edson Read Sunderland (1914)
"This action was commenced against James shearer and Lewis shearer, jointly, ... It now appears that before the last trial, James shearer had deceased, ..."

5. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1864)
"Before the arbitrators the parties entered into an agreement in writing as follows: "In the matters depending between D. shearer and J. Mooers, ..."

6. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment wan taken away ..."

7. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1843)
"shearer was a native of Germany, and was employed in the ... William shearer, the second husband, granted a letter to the respondents, binding himself, ..."

8. American Biographical History of Eminent and Self-made Men: Michigan Volume by F. A. Barnard (1878)
"They settled in Palmer, Massachusetts, where John shearer married Betsey ... One of them, William shearer, was the father of the subject of this sketch. ..."

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