\ ˈshird How to pronounce sheared (audio) \

Definition of sheared

: formed or finished by shearing especially : cut to uniform length a sheared rug

Examples of sheared in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recover the sheared end pieces of stone, which should be disk-shaped and sharp along the edge. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, "How to Make Primitive Survival Weapons in the Bush," 24 Apr. 2020 That’s when coach Bill Belichick started Brady instead of Drew Bledsoe, who was finally healthy after suffering a sheared blood vessel injury against the Jets earlier in the season., "Brady neatly inscribed the ball: “To Dad, A huge win!! . . . This ball is for my idol, Love, your son”," 24 Dec. 2019 In the case of rosemary, the sheared plant can be maintained in a container or planted in the soil. Calvin Finch,, "The best living evergreen Christmas trees you can plant later in your San Antonio garden," 28 Nov. 2019 Bullock and two other passengers were uninjured, but the twin-engine jet suffered a sheared nose and a broken left wing. Peter Greenberg, Town & Country, "Unfriendly Skies," 7 Feb. 2014 Tom Brady, 2001 Patriots: New England already had its franchise quarterback, Drew Bledsoe, who went down in Week 2 with a sheared blood vessel in his chest. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Ranking best NFL backup QBs to guide teams to Super Bowl," 26 Jan. 2018 Last November, a sheared part caused a boom to break off a KC-10 and drop into a field in Idaho, according to an Air Force Investigation. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Thousands gather in Washington for 13 days of military exercises," 10 Aug. 2017 The actress was spotted on the set of her forthcoming film—the brainchild of pop star Sia—her sunny bohemian blonde traded for a sheared style that pulled focus to her luminous skin and duo of studs. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Kate Hudson Shaved Her Head! The Actress Is Spotted in Her Most Severe Cut Yet," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of sheared

1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Sheared.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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