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

 

shears

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BrE BrE//ʃɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪrz//
 
[plural] Gardening
 
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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 Origin Old English scēara (plural) ‘scissors, cutting instrument’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schaar and German Schere, also to shear.
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