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Dictionary definition for: Shear

1. (n) (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. (v) cut with shears; "shear hedges"

3. (n) (usually plural) large scissors with strong blades

4. (v) shear the wool from; "shear sheep"

5. (n) a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

6. (v) cut or cut through with shears

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