sheer legs

sheerlegs

[sheer-legz]
noun (usually used with a plural verb)
shear ( def 16 ).

Origin:
sheer, spelling variant of shear + leg + -s3

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sheerlegs or shearlegs (ˈʃɪəˌlɛɡz)
 
n
(functioning as singular) Also called: shears a device for lifting heavy weights consisting of two or more spars lashed together at the upper ends from which a lifting tackle is suspended
 
[C19: variant of shear legs]
 
shearlegs or shearlegs
 
n
 
[C19: variant of shear legs]

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