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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 Or a tighter, more sheared look like Hebe ‘Red Edge,’ a variety that’s reliably hardy here, and keeps that tight form without needing to shear? oregonlive, 23 Feb. 2021 Lindley appears again, giggling, in a charred crater with sheared pole shards and pocked with shrapnel tunnels. Eric Dexheimer,, 16 Oct. 2020 Recover the sheared end pieces of stone, which should be disk-shaped and sharp along the edge. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, 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., 24 Dec. 2019 In the case of rosemary, the sheared plant can be maintained in a container or planted in the soil. Calvin Finch,, 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, 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, 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, 10 Aug. 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 25 Sep. 2021.

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