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Definition of "shears" [shears]

  • Plural form of shear. (noun)
  • A tool consisting of two blades with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, used for cutting cloth, or for removing the fleece from sheep etc (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shear. (verb)

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Use "shears" in a sentence
  • "The blowout preventer, designed to cut off leaks with a series of valves and pipe shears, is still partially open."
  • "I was so mad that I went out to buy a tin shears to cut their cable ­ just like how they had cut the cable off when we first moved into the house because they thought we were pirating the television signal because we chose not to subscribe to Spanish programming."
  • "Beside the shears were the blackened hunks of fingertips, although Gil counted only three, not four."