Meaning of long blow in English:

long blow


Australian, New Zealand
  • (in shearing) a stroke of the shears that runs from the sheep's tail to its neck.

    ‘keep the points of the comb on the skin when starting the long blow’
    • ‘He's come a long way from the 4-year-old boy who showed his mum and dad the long blow on a tom cat!’
    • ‘The long blow method could add efficiency to the industry.’
    • ‘The shearer must be careful to prevent second cuts when starting the long blow.’
    • ‘The shearer's position is again changed in preparation for the long blow.’
    • ‘Removing the belly wool is important as it sets up the neck, the long blow and the last side.’