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sheerlegs

[sheer-legz] /ˈʃɪərˌlɛgz/
noun, (usually used with a plural verb)
1.
shear (def 16).
Origin
sheer, spelling variant of shear + leg + -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for sheer legs

sheerlegs

/ˈʃɪəˌlɛɡz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) 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 Also called shears
Word Origin
C19: variant of shear legs
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