Shearing

Definition of Shearing

Shear´ing
n.1.The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.
2.The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine; as, the whole shearing of a flock; the shearings from cloth.
3.Same as Shearling.
4.The act or operation of reaping.
5.The act or operation of dividing with shears; as, the shearing of metal plates.
6.The process of preparing shear steel; tilting.
7.(Mining) The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal.
Shearing machine
a - A machine with blades, or rotary disks, for dividing plates or bars of metal
b - A machine for shearing cloth.

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cut, cutting, cutting off, fleece, shear, sheepshearing
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