Translation of "shear" - English-French dictionary

shear

verb /ʃiə/ (past tense sheared, past participles sheared shorn /ʃoːn/)

to clip or cut wool from (a sheep)

tondre
These sheep near shearing.

(past tense shorn

couper
often with off) to cut (hair) off: All her curls have been shorn off.

(past tense shorn

couper
especially with of) to cut hair from (someone): He has been shorn (of all his curls).

to cut or (cause to) break

(se) cisailler
A piece of the steel girder sheared off.
shears noun plural

a cutting-tool with two blades, like a large pair of scissors

cisailles
a pair of shears.

(Translation of “shear” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)