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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -sheer-, *sheer*.

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Sheer \Sheer\, n. 1. (Naut.) (a) The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from the side. (b) The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it. [1913 Webster] 2. A turn or change in a course. [1913 Webster] Give the canoe a sheer and get nearer to the shore. --Cooper. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. Shears See {Shear}. [1913 Webster] {Sheer batten} (Shipbuilding), a long strip of wood to guide the carpenters in following the sheer plan. {Sheer boom}, a boom slanting across a stream to direct floating logs to one side. {Sheer hulk}. See {Shear hulk}, under {Hulk}. {Sheer plan}, or {Sheer draught} (Shipbuilding), a projection of the lines of a vessel on a vertical longitudinal plane passing through the middle line of the vessel. {Sheer pole} (Naut.), an iron rod lashed to the shrouds just above the dead-eyes and parallel to the ratlines. {Sheer strake} (Shipbuilding), the strake under the gunwale on the top side. --Totten. {To break sheer} (Naut.), to deviate from sheer, and risk fouling the anchor. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Sheer \Sheer\, adv. Clean; quite; at once. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Sheer \Sheer\, v. t. [See {Shear}.] To shear. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: 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. [1913 Webster] {To sheer off}, to turn or move aside to a distance; to move away. {To sheer up}, to approach obliquely. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Sheer \Sheer\, a. [OE. shere, skere, pure, bright, Icel. sk?rr; akin to sk[imac]rr, AS. sc[imac]r, OS. sk[imac]ri, MHG. sch[imac]r, G. schier, Dan. sk?r, Sw. sk[aum]r, Goth. skeirs clear, and E. shine. [root]157. See {Shine}, v. i.] 1. Bright; clear; pure; unmixed. "Sheer ale." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thou sheer, immaculate, and silver fountain. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin. [1913 Webster] 3. Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense. "A sheer impossibility." --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] It is not a sheer advantage to have several strings to one's bow. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 4. Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular. [1913 Webster] A sheer precipice of a thousand feet. --J. D. Hooker. [1913 Webster] It was at least Nine roods of sheer ascent. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: sheer adv 1: straight up or down without a break [syn: {sheer}, {perpendicularly}] 2: directly; "he fell sheer into the water" adj 1: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out- and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity" [syn: {absolute}, {downright}, {out-and-out(a)}, {rank(a)}, {right-down}, {sheer(a)}] 2: not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing" [syn: {plain}, {sheer}, {unmingled}, {unmixed}] 3: very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock" [syn: {bluff}, {bold}, {sheer}] 4: so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks" [syn: {diaphanous}, {filmy}, {gauzy}, {gauze-like}, {gossamer}, {see-through}, {sheer}, {transparent}, {vaporous}, {vapourous}, {cobwebby}] v 1: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right" [syn: {swerve}, {sheer}, {curve}, {trend}, {veer}, {slue}, {slew}, {cut}] 2: cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

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