WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
sheer•legs  (shērlegz′),USA pronunciation n. (usually used with a pl. v.)
  1. Buildingshear (def. 16).
  • sheer, spelling, spelled variant of shear + leg + -s3

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sheerlegs, shearlegs /ˈʃɪəˌlɛɡz/ n
  1. (functioning as singular) a device for lifting heavy weights consisting of two or more spars lashed together at the upper ends from which a lifting tackle is suspended
    Also called: shears
Etymology: 19th Century: variant of shear legs

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