Definition of shear off
- The excess weight caused the bolt to shear off.
- The impact of the crash sheared off the airplane's wing.
: to cut off the hair from
: to cut or clip (hair, wool, etc.) from someone or something
: to reap with a sickle
: a cutting implement similar or identical to a pair of scissors but typically larger
: one blade of a pair of shears
: any of various cutting tools or machines operating by the action of opposed cutting edges of metal
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
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