Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of shear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of sheer.
  • n. sheerlegs.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sheer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of shears.
  • n. A hoisting apparatus used in masting or dismasting ships, putting in or taking out boilers, mounting or dismounting guns, etc., and consisting of two or more spars or poles fastened together near the top, with their lower ends separated to form a base.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.