Definition of shears noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʃɪəz//
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪrz//
[plural] Gardening
jump to other results
a garden tool like a very large pair of scissors, used for cutting bushes and hedges a pair of garden shears see also pinking shears See related entries: Gardening Word OriginOld English scēara (plural) ‘scissors, cutting instrument’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schaar and German Schere, also to shear.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shears

Other results

All matches