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shear legs

noun, (usually used with a plural verb)
1.
shear (def 16).
Also, sheerlegs.
Origin of shear legs
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • First a pair of 'shear legs' was erected on the southern side opposite the place where the railway from Buluwayo ended.

  • It had a friction crab hoist driven by an electric motor, both of which were fastened to the derrick frame between the shear legs.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette

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