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Definition of SHEAR

noun : SHEAR

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves; "the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it ;

verb : SHEAR

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) cut with shears; "shear hedges" ;

  • 3. (

    ) cut or cut through with shears; "shear the wool off the lamb" ;

  • 4. (

    ) become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain ;


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