Definition for SHEER

SHEER, v.i. [See Shear, the sense of which is to separate.]

  1. In seamen's language, to decline or deviate from the line of the proper course, as a ship when not steered with steadiness. – Mar. Dict.
  2. To slip or move aside. To sheer off, to turn or move aside to a distance. To sheer up, to turn and approach to a place or ship.

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