To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising
The look of shear fury on his face replaced her anger with fear.
The shear lust in them left her wishing he had looked elsewhere.
The distribution of shear is given by the partially shaded rectangles.
The shaded rectangles represent the distribution of shear due to the load at C, while no may be termed the datum line of shear.
x near the middle of the girder the shear changes sign, according as the load advances from the left or the right.