Shear pin

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


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    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 […]

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