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.
noun 1. (Sir) George Albert, 1919–2011, English jazz pianist and composer. 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: […]
- Shearing gang
noun 1. (NZ) a group of itinerant workers who contract to shear, class, and bale a farmer’s wool clip
(2 Kings 10:12, 14; marg., “house of shepherds binding sheep.” R.V., “the shearing-house of the shepherds;” marg., “house of gathering”), some place between Samaria and Jezreel, where Jehu slew “two and forty men” of the royal family of Judah. The Heb. word Beth-eked so rendered is supposed by some to be a proper name.
- Shearing shed
noun 1. (NZ) a farm building equipped with power machinery for sheepshearing and equipment for baling wool Also called woolshed