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sheepshearing

[sheep-sheer-ing] /ˈʃipˌʃɪər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
an act or instance of shearing sheep.
2.
the time or season of shearing sheep.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; sheep + shearing
Related forms
sheepshearer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sheepshearer

sheepshearing

/ˈʃiːpˌʃɪərɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of shearing sheep
2.
the season or an occasion of shearing sheep
3.
a feast held on such an occasion
Derived Forms
sheepshearer, noun
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