Shear

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Shear as a noun could mean:

Shear as a verb or shearing could mean:

  • Sheep shearing, the process of removing the wool from a sheep
  • Shearing interferometer, in optics, a simple and very common means to check the collimation of beams by observing interference
  • Shearing (physics), the deformation of a material substance in which parallel internal surfaces slide past one another,
  • Skin, specifically, the tearing and splitting of the layers