sheer legs


noun (usually used with a plural verb)
shear ( def 16 ).

sheer, spelling variant of shear + leg + -s3 Unabridged
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sheerlegs or shearlegs (ˈʃɪəˌlɛɡz)
(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
[C19: variant of shear legs]

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