Synonyms of shear


1. shear, deformation

usage: (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. shear, edge tool

usage: a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it


1. shear, snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back

usage: cut with shears; "shear hedges"

2. fleece, shear, shave, trim

usage: shear the wool from; "shear sheep"

3. shear, cut

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

4. shear, change

usage: become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain

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Definition and meaning of shear (Dictionary)