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shears

shears

 
pronunciation:
shirz
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part of speech: plural noun
definition: (sometimes used with a sing. verb) a large scissorlike tool, or an electric shaver, esp. for shearing sheep.
 
Word Builder: kinds of shears
  • garden shears:
    shears for cutting plants in a garden.
  • guillotine shears:
    a machine with a heavy blade that cuts through flat material, such as paper, cloth, or metal sheets.
  • kitchen shears:
    shears for cutting things in a kitchen.
  • pinking shears:
    shears for cutting a special edge on fabric.
  • poultry shears:
    shears for cutting poultry into pieces for cooking.
  • pruning shears:
    shears for pruning plants.
  • sewing shears:
    shears for cutting cloth.
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