shear force

  

Definition

A strain produced when the layers of an object are subjected to opposing forces.

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  • Kelly tried vehemently to rip apart the package by shear force, but the intricate web of sticky glue, tape and ribbon was too much of a challenge for weak body.

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  • Sometimes you have no other option that to use shear force to get what you want but that should always be a last resort.

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  • The broke through the castle walls with shear force and will power and then they made their way to the king's main chamber.

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