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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A skilled worker who cuts the wool off of sheep or other animals; A workman who uses scissors to cut leather or metal or textiles.

Usage examples (32)
  • You were calling shearer the messiah when he first came in our saviour.
  • The longwall's cutting tool, called a shearer, was cutting into both coal and sandstone and sparks were flying.
  • That led to excessive sparking, investigators said, as the cutting tool, which is called a shearer, cut into a sandstone layer in the coal.
  • My ole Ma, arms like a Barcoo shearer, she had ... ' for more
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