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
or shearing stress noun, Physics. 1. the external force acting on an object or surface parallel to the slope or plane in which it lies; the stress tending to produce shear. shear stress noun 1. the form of stress in a body, part, etc, that tends to produce cutting rather than stretching or bending shear […]