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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

"Shear hedges."

verb: cut or cut through with shears

"Shear the wool off the lamb."

verb: shear the wool from

"Shear sheep."