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  • n  (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
    the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram
  • n  a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
  • v  cut with shears
    shear hedges
  • v  shear the wool from
    shear sheep
  • v  cut or cut through with shears
    shear the wool off the lamb
  • v  become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain

  • The El Nio Modokis also result in reduced vertical wind shear and therefore promote the creation of hurricanes.
  • Students and farmers learn how to shear sheep in a class at New Mexico State University.
  • Recent studies have cited wind shear as a factor in at least 27 commercial aircraft accidents since 1964.
News & Articles

  • ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.13): Directional Shear
    The component of wind shear which is due to a change in wind direction with height, e.g., southeasterly winds at the surface and southwesterly winds aloft.
    June 13, 2013 - The Aero-News Network
  • Weekend food program brings ‘Shear Blessings’ to Houston children
    [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Last summer, Melissa Peter had the idea of helping children in Houston’s Third Ward and began asking how to help at Blackshear Elementary School. To her surprise, the administration told her they received almost no community support, and she resolved to make a difference with the help of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and School in Houston. Together with Holy Spirit’s ...
    June 13, 2013 - Worldwide Faith News
  • ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.13): Directional Shear
    The component of wind shear which is due to a change in wind direction with height, e.g., southeasterly winds at the surface and southwesterly winds aloft.
    June 13, 2013 - The Aero-News Network
Quotes

  • Mathieu Schneider in SportingNews.com
    I was very pleased to hear the quality of people that have responded and the shear number is overwhelming,Schneider said. "I think there were over 100 candidates that have expressed sincere interest in the position."
  • Charles Grassley in CNN
    However, MMS regulations quoted in the letter state blowout preventer information submitted to the government must show "the blind shear rams installed ...... are capable of shearing the drill pipe in the hole under maximum anticipated surface...
  • William Gray in Colorado State University (press release)
    There were a lot of challenges in 2006 that we didn't expect such as a late-developing El Nino, which causes increased vertical wind shear and results in less tropical cyclone activity,said William Gray, who began forecasting hurricane...

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