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Definitions of shears
n. - A cutting instrument. 2
n. - An instrument consisting of two blades, commonly with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, and working on both sides of the material to be cut, -- used for cutting cloth and other substances. 2
n. - A similar instrument the blades of which are extensions of a curved spring, -- used for shearing sheep or skins. 2
n. - A shearing machine; a blade, or a set of blades, working against a resisting edge. 2
n. - Anything in the form of shears. 2
n. - A pair of wings. 2
n. - An apparatus for raising heavy weights, and especially for stepping and unstepping the lower masts of ships. It consists of two or more spars or pieces of timber, fastened together near the top, steadied by a guy or guys, and furnished with the necessary tackle. 2
n. - The bedpiece of a machine tool, upon which a table or slide rest is secured; as, the shears of a lathe or planer. See Illust. under Lathe. 2

The word "shears" uses 6 letters: A E H R S S.

Direct anagrams of shears:
  rashes   shares

Words formed by adding one letter before or after shears (in bold), or to aehrss in any order:
b -   bashers   brashes   c -   chasers   crashes   eschars   d -   dashers   shaders   e -   hearses   k -   kashers   shakers   l -   ashlers   lashers   slasher   m -   marshes   mashers   shmears   smasher   n -   harness   p -   phrases   seraphs   shapers   sherpas   r -   rashers   sharers   t -   rashest   trashes   v -   shavers   w -   hawsers   swasher   washers  

Shorter words found within shears:
ae   ah   ar   are   ares   ars   arse   arses   as   ash   ashes   ass   ear   ears   eh   er   era   eras   ers   es   ess   ha   hae   haes   hare   hares   has   he   hear   hears   her   hers   hes   rah   ras   rase   rases   rash   re   res   resh   rhea   rheas   sae   sash   sea   sear   sears   seas   ser   sera   sers   sh   sha   share   she   shea   shear   sheas   shes  

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