a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between the force per unit area (shearing stress) that laterally deforms the substance and the shear (shearing strain) that is produced by this force.
See under modulus of elasticity.
- Shear pin
noun 1. an easily replaceable pin inserted in a machine at a critical point and designed to shear and stop the machine if the load becomes too great
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 […]
- Shear strain
shear strain or shearing strain See under strain.
- Shear strength
noun 1. the degree to which a material or bond is able to resist shear