Definition of Golden Shears in English:

Golden Shears

noun

the Golden Shears
NZ
  • 1A national competition for sheep shearing.

    ‘the Golden Shears is still an agricultural event in which the whole country takes an interest’
    ‘the 50th Golden Shears are happening in Masterton this week’
    • ‘Against all odds they staged the first Golden Shears in 1961, and it has been an outstanding success ever since.’
    • ‘He recently won his 15th Golden Shears title.’
    • ‘He will go to Masterton to compete in the Golden Shears in March before quitting shearing completely.’
    • ‘The Golden Shears is the major shearing competition in this country.’
    • ‘All seven plan to travel north for the Golden Shears in March.’
    • ‘Not since Golden Shears has the atmosphere at the Masterton recreation centre felt so electric.’
    • ‘The place is infinitely better known for being the home of the Golden Shears than for its cultural impact.’
    • ‘She is patron of the Golden Shears and I wish the present committee all the very best as we lead up to the championship.’
    • ‘A regular attendee at the Golden Shears, he has a better appreciation than most about the physical attributes demanded by shearing and rugby.’
    • ‘I want to touch, too, on the competition at the Golden Shears last year.’
    1. 1.1 The trophy awarded to the winner of the national sheep-shearing competition.
      ‘shearers will compete for the Golden Shears, which are awarded for shearing speed, quality and skills’
      • ‘The first-time Golden Shears winner gave his $3000 prize away to cancer research in honour of his late mother yesterday.’
      • ‘He claimed the Golden Shears crown every year after that until 2002.’
      • ‘She retained the Golden Shears, increasing her record number of wins in the event to five.’
      • ‘The astounding shearer claims yet another Golden Shears title.’
      • ‘Their skill was symbolised by the Golden Shears.’
      • ‘I've been in a national selection series collecting points towards the Golden Shears.’
      • ‘If you expect to win the Golden Shears, you'd better be able to shear twenty sheep in less than twenty-two minutes.’
      • ‘Fiona won the Golden Shears in 1988, on her quality of work.’
      • ‘The former dual Golden Shears open title winner was among those administering the event.’
      • ‘Her finesse won her the Golden Shears.’