Shearing vs Spearing - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between shearing and spearing

is that shearing is while spearing is .

As nouns the difference between shearing and spearing

is that shearing is the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth while spearing is the stabbing of something with a spear.

As an adjective shearing

is tending to cut or tear.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

shearing

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Tending to cut or tear.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • Anagrams

    * *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.
  • The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine.
  • the whole shearing''' of a flock; the '''shearings from cloth
  • .
  • (Youatt)
  • (Scotland) The act or operation of reaping.
  • The act or operation of dividing with shears.
  • the shearing of metal plates
  • The process of preparing shear steel; tilting.
  • (mining) The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal.
  • (Webster 1913)

    spearing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The stabbing of something with a spear.
  • * 2011 , Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, Phyllis C. Lee, The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal (page 297)
  • These spearings were not related to livestock killed but to young boys trying to prove their bravery.