sheepshearer

noun
sheep·​shear·​er | \ ˈshēp-ˌshir-ər How to pronounce sheepshearer (audio) \

Definition of sheepshearer

: one that shears sheep

Examples of sheepshearer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After all, in 2004, Prince Harry’s cousin Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, married a Maori former sheepshearer called Gary, who had an 11-year-old son from a previous relationship, and no one batted an eyelid. Craig Brown, The Cut, 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of sheepshearer

1539, in the meaning defined above

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“Sheepshearer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheepshearer. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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