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A couple of definitions

(what was probably intended was sheared)

2 entries found for sheered.

sheer1   Audio pronunciation of "sheered" ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (shîr)
intr. & tr.v. sheered, sheer·ing, sheers
To swerve or cause to swerve from a course.

n.
  1. A swerving or deviating course.
  2. Nautical.
    1. The upward curve or amount of upward curve of the longitudinal lines of a ship's hull as viewed from the side.
    2. The position in which a ship at anchor is maintained in order to keep it clear of the anchor.


[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.]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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sheered

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.

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