Definition of "Shear" :
noun: a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
noun: (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."
verb: become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain
verb: cut with shears
verb: cut or cut through with shears
"Shear the wool off the lamb."
verb: shear the wool from