noun, (usually used with a plural verb)
shear (def 16).
adjective, sheerer, sheerest.
transparently thin; diaphanous, as some fabrics:
unmixed with anything else:
We drilled a hundred feet through sheer rock.
extending down or up very steeply; almost completely vertical:
a sheer descent of rock.
British Obsolete. bright; shining.
clear; completely; quite:
ran sheer into the thick of battle.
perpendicularly; vertically; down or up very steeply.
a thin, diaphanous material, as chiffon or voile.
verb (used without object)
to deviate from a course, as a ship; swerve.
verb (used with object)
to cause to sheer.
Shipbuilding. to give sheer to (a hull).
a deviation or divergence, as of a ship from its course; swerve.
Shipbuilding. the fore-and-aft upward curve of the hull of a vessel at the main deck or bulwarks.
Nautical. the position in which a ship at anchor is placed to keep it clear of the anchor.
perpendicular; very steep: a sheer cliff
(of textiles) so fine as to be transparent
(prenominal) absolute; unmitigated: sheer folly
(obsolete) bright or shining
steeply or perpendicularly
completely or absolutely
any transparent fabric used for making garments
verb foll by off or away (from)
to deviate or cause to deviate from a course
(intransitive) to avoid an unpleasant person, thing, topic, etc
the upward sweep of the deck or bulwarks of a vessel
(nautical) the position of a vessel relative to its mooring
noun 1. sídh. noun, plural sídhe [shee] /ʃi/ (Show IPA). Irish Folklore. 1. a mound or hill in which fairies live. 2. a fairy. 3. sídhe, the race of fairies.
noun 1. a large rectangular piece of cotton, linen, or other material used as an article of bedding, commonly spread in pairs so that one is immediately above and the other immediately below the sleeper. 2. a broad, relatively thin, surface, layer, or covering. 3. a relatively thin, usually rectangular form, piece, plate, or slab, […]
noun 1. Nautical. a large anchor used only in cases of emergency. 2. a final reliance or resource, as when in danger. sheet anchor noun 1. (nautical) a large strong anchor for use in emergency 2. a person or thing to be relied upon in an emergency
noun 1. a knot made between two ropes by forming a bight in one and passing the end of the other through the bight, around it, and under itself. noun 1. a knot used esp for joining ropes of different sizes Also called becket bend, weaver’s hitch