The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.
The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine; as, the whole shearing of a flock; the shearings from cloth.
Same as Shearling.
The act or operation of reaping.
The act or operation of dividing with shears; as, the shearing of metal plates.
The process of preparing shear steel; tilting.
The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal.
Shearing machine. (a) A machine with blades, or rotary disks, for dividing plates or bars of metal. (b) A machine for shearing cloth.
© Webster 1913.