Shear in a sentence as a noun

A Google search for "lock picking sheer force" finds 17,500,000 matches, but "lock picking shear force" finds only 205,000.

We know that the mantle is solid because it can transmit shear seismic waves.

Maybe it's difficult to scale and there were some hard deadlines, but there was some shear incompetence, too.

When you run over a 12" bag of shear-thickening fluid, does it turn into a rock and destroy your car?

If anyone is wondering, everywhere the guide mentions "sheer force" and "sheer line", that should be "shear force" and "shear line".

Also, when you manage to get the binding pin to the shear line, the tension wrench will sometimes give up a little more rotation.

Shear in a sentence as a verb

You also know that almost everyone builds plumb and level, rectangular rooms, with easy span and shear calculations.

You could detect such wind shear when climbing or descending through it, either with GPS or by watching the ground and seeing how much you drift in relation to it.

The battery also covers the trackpad cable, which tremendously increases the chance that the user will shear the cable in the battery removal process.

But don't underestimate the shear force of personality it takes to make such outrageous claims, and still have people follow you to something remarkable, yet more realistic.

When a train exceeds the shear wave speed, ground-borne vibration waves "build up" in a manner similar to the shock wave created in air when a plane exceeds the speed of sound, causing a ground-borne vibration equivalent of a "sonic boom" that can cause problems for wayside structures.

Reason being, the ''L'' shaped conductor hugs the body so closely it cannot establish a connection if 3/64" clearance is not provided...Anecdotal evidence supports the view that the 90 magsafe connector design that Apple has reverted to using is the safer of the two designs in terms of accidents as it reduces the chances of a 'shear pull' which made the ''L'' clip vulnerable to pull downs when the Macbook is left on slick or glass like surfaces.

Shear definitions


(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"


a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it


cut with shears; "shear hedges"


shear the wool from; "shear sheep"

See also: fleece


cut or cut through with shears; "shear the wool off the lamb"


become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain