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shearing

From Wiktionary

Adjective[change]

Positive
shearing

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Tending to cut or tear.

Verb[change]

Plain form
shear

Third-person singular
shears

Past tense
sheared

Past participle
sheared

Present participle
shearing

Plain form
shear

Third-person singular
shears

Past tense
shorn

Past participle
shore

Present participle
shearing

  1. The present participle of shear.

Noun[change]

Singular
shearing

Plural
shearings

  1. Shearing is the act of cutting or trimming, especially when referring to the removal of wool from sheep.
    The farmer spent the afternoon shearing the sheep to collect the wool for various uses.