sheep·​shear·​ing | \ ˈshēp-ˌshir-iŋ How to pronounce sheepshearing (audio) \

Definition of sheepshearing

1 : the act of shearing sheep
2 : the time or season for shearing sheep

Examples of sheepshearing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The layover allowed for optional adventures such as a flight to scenic Milford Sound or a van ride to nearby Queenstown for jet boating, bungee jumping or sheepshearing. Victoria Mckernan, miamiherald, "New Zealand tour: 2 wheels, 8 friends and nearly 600 miles | Miami Herald," 28 Oct. 2017 Spring Farm Day Watch sheepshearing and antique farm equipment demonstrations, try cow and goat milking, interact with baby farm animals, make crafts, play games, and watch puppet shows. Sarah Lane, Washington Post, "Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, May 11-17, 2017," 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of sheepshearing

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sheepshearing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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