from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A style of very fast and very complex guitar playing.
  • n. The act of cutting or tearing into shreds.
  • n. That which is cut or torn off; a piece.
  • v. Present participle of shred.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of cutting or tearing into shreds.
  • n. That which is cut or torn off; a piece.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of tearing or cutting into shreds; also, the act of pruning or clipping.
  • n. That which is shred; a ragged strip; a fragment; a scrap.
  • n. plural In carpentry, short, light pieces of timber fixed as bearers below a roof, forming a straight line with the upper side of the rafters. Also called furrings.


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  • We used to do this a lot at my dad's office.

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