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