shearing machine

noun

Definition of shearing machine

1 : a machine with blades or rotary disks for cutting sheets, plates, or bars (as of metal)
2 : a machine for shearing cloth usually consisting of a roller with cutters operating against a ledger blade
3 : a machine for shearing sheep

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“Shearing machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shearing%20machine. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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