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sharecrop to work (farmland) as a sharecropper, giving a portion of the crop to the landowner.
sharecropper a tenant farmer who gives a portion of his or her crop to the owner of the land as rent.
shareholder a person who owns shares of the stock of a business organization; stockholder.
shareware software delivered free of charge and, for continued use of which, users are asked to pay a small fee.
sharia (often cap.) Islamic law based on the teachings of the Koran.
shark1 any of numerous large, voracious, tough-skinned sea fishes with skeletons of cartilage rather than bone.
shark2 a person who cheats or swindles others. [3 definitions]
sharkskin the skin of a shark or leather made from it. [2 definitions]
sharp having a thin edge or a fine point, esp. for cutting or piercing; not blunt. [16 definitions]
sharp-eared having a keen sense of hearing.
sharpen to make or become sharp or sharper.
sharper one, esp. a professional gambler, who deals dishonestly with others; swindler; cheat.
sharp-eyed able to see things distinctly; sharp-sighted. [2 definitions]
sharpie formerly, a long narrow fishing boat with a flat bottom, a centerboard, and one or two masts carrying triangular sails. [2 definitions]
sharply severely, abruptly, or harshly. [3 definitions]
sharp-shinned hawk a small North American hawk that has short wings and a long tail and that feeds mainly on birds and small animals.
sharpshooter a person who shoots a gun with skill and accuracy.
sharp-tongued harsh, severe, sarcastic, or critical in speech or writing.
sharp-witted having or showing a keen, quick-thinking mind.
shashlik cubes of lamb or veal, marinated and broiled on a skewer, often with vegetables; shish kebab.
Shasta daisy a variety of chrysanthemum that bears large daisylike flowers.