the seed of the shea tree and the source of shea butter.
verb (used with object), sheared, sheared or shorn, shearing. 1. to cut (something). 2. to remove by or as if by cutting or clipping with a sharp instrument: to shear wool from sheep. 3. to cut or clip the hair, fleece, wool, etc., from: to shear sheep. 4. to strip or deprive (usually followed by […]
adjective 1. shaped or completed by or as if by shearing. 2. trimmed to an even, symmetrical, or uniform length, as fur, shrubbery, etc.: a sheared muskrat coat. verb (used with object), sheared, sheared or shorn, shearing. 1. to cut (something). 2. to remove by or as if by cutting or clipping with a sharp […]
noun 1. Moira (Moira Shearer King) 1926–2006, British ballerina.
- Shear force
shear force Force acting on a substance in a direction perpendicular to the extension of the substance, as for example the pressure of air along the front of an airplane wing. Shear forces often result in shear strain. Resistance to such forces in a fluid is linked to its viscosity. Also called shearing force.