2 entries found for sheered.
|sheer1 () Pronunciation Key (shîr)
intr. & tr.v. sheered, sheer·ing, sheers
[Probably partly from Low German scheren, to move to and fro (said of boats), and partly from Dutch scheren, to withdraw. See sker-1 in Indo-European Roots.]
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Sheer \Sheer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sheered; p. pr. & vb. n. Sheering.] [D. sheren to shear, cut, withdraw, warp. See Shear.] To decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve; as, a ship sheers from her course; a horse sheers at a bicycle.
To sheer off, to turn or move aside to a distance; to move away.
To sheer up, to approach obliquely.