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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. shear: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. shear: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. shear: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. shear: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. shear: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. shear: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Shear, shear: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. shear: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Shear, shear: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. shear: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. shear: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. shear: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. shear: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. shear (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. shear: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. shear: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Shear (comics), Shear (fluid), Shear (geology), Shear (mathematics), Shear (sheet metal), Shear (surname), Shear: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Shear: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. shear: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. shear: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. Shear: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. shear: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. shear: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  24. shear: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. shear: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. shear: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. Shear, shear: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. shear: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. shear: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Shear: Construction Term Glossary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Shear (mathematics), shear: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. shear: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. shear: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. shear: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  2. SHEAR: Acronym Finder [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. shear: Archaeology Wordsmith [home, info]
  2. Shear: Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]
  3. Shear: Eric Weisstein's World of Physics [home, info]
  4. Shear: Extragalactic Astronomy [home, info]
  5. SHEAR: Weather Glossary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Shear: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (12 matching dictionaries)
  1. SHEAR: Metal Terminology [home, info]
  2. Shear: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
  3. SHEAR: Glossary of Composite Terms [home, info]
  4. Shear: Glossary of Fastener Terms [home, info]
  5. shear: Glossary of Meteorology [home, info]
  6. Shear: K & A glossary [home, info]
  7. Shear: Fiberglass Glossary [home, info]
  8. Shear: Bridge Dictionary [home, info]
  9. SHEAR: Industry Terms for Fiberglass [home, info]
  10. Shear: National Weather Service Glossary [home, info]
  11. shear: Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary [home, info]
  12. shear: SeaTalk Dictionary of English Nautical Language [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (shear)

noun:  a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
noun:  (usually plural) large scissors with strong blades
noun:  (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves ("The shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram")
verb:  cut with shears ("Shear hedges")
verb:  cut or cut through with shears
verb:  shear the wool from ("Shear sheep")
name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12730)

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