\ ˈshird How to pronounce sheared (audio) \

Definition of sheared

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

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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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