Definition of Sheers

1. Noun. (plural of sheer) ¹



2. Noun. (nautical) sheerlegs. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of sheer) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sheers

1. sheer [v] - See also: sheer

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheers

sheepskins
sheepwalk
sheepwalks
sheepy
sheer
sheer(a)
sheered
sheerer
sheerest
sheering
sheerleg
sheerlegs
sheerly
sheerness
sheernesses
sheers (current term)
sheerwater
sheerwaters
sheesh
sheesha
sheet-erosion
sheet-metal
sheet-metal work
sheet-metals
sheet-piling
sheet anchor
sheet bend
sheet cake
sheet erosion

Literary usage of Sheers

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

1. Aide-mémoire to the Military Sciences: Framed from Contributions of Officers by Great Britain Army. Royal Engineers (1853)
"sheers. Used for lifting and manoeuvring a class of subjects too unwieldy ... Particular attention should be paid to the mode of moving sheers from place to ..."

2. A Manual of the Examination of Masters and Mates as Instituted by the by William C Seaton (1875)
"Take your derricks aft., and lash the heads of them together so that they may form a small pair of sheers ; when they are secured, with the derrick tackles ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"In some part great longitudinal strengthening to tho instances a pair of sheers is placed on each ship, and at the same time serve to sustain tho f:Je of ..."

4. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1809)
"Loudon, printed by William sheers, 1641. Quarto, containing one-hundred twenty-six pages. ... sheers ..."

5. The Library of American Biography by Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress), Jared Sparks (1846)
"Endymion sheers off. — Dismantled and silenced. — President overtaken by the Pomone and Tenedos, and surrenders. — Arrives at Bermuda. ..."

6. The Harleian Miscellany; Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1809)
"Loudo», printed by William sheers, 1641. Quarto, containing one-hundred twenty-six pages. IT seemeth no wisdom to credit every light tale, blazed abroad in ..."

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