Definitions For Shear


  • A large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
  • (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves


  • Become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain
  • Cut with shears
  • Cut or cut through with shears
  • Shear the wool from
  • To cut the hair, wool, etc., off (an animal)
  • To cut off (an animal's hair, wool, etc.)
  • To cut off a person's hair

Is Shear a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Shear is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shear in a Sentence

  • The farmers sheared the sheep.
  • The farmers sheared the wool from the sheep.

Synonyms for Shear

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