Shears

Definition of Shears

n. pl.1.A cutting instrument.
Fate urged the shears, and cut the sylph in twain.
- Pope.
2.A similar instrument the blades of which are extensions of a curved spring, - used for shearing sheep or skins.
2.Anything in the form of shears.
3.(Mach.) The bedpiece of a machine tool, upon which a table or slide rest is secured; as, the shears of a lathe or planer. See Illust. under Lathe.
Rotary shears
See under Rotary.

Related Words

clipper, clippers, pair of scissors, pruning shears, scissors, shear, snips, thinning shears, tinsnips
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