pruning shears

pruning shears
noun
shears with strong blades used for light pruning of woody plants
Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form
Hypernyms: ↑shears
Hyponyms: ↑secateurs

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noun plural
: shears with strong blades used in the light pruning of any kind of woody plant

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small, sturdy shears used for pruning shrubbery.
[1800-10]

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pruning shears plural noun
Shears for pruning shrubs, etc
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Main Entry:prune

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pruning shears,
strong, heavy shears used to prune vines, shrubs, or twigs.

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noun [plural]
US : a garden tool that is used for cutting off the branches of trees and bushes

a pair of pruning shears

called also (US) pruners (Brit) secateurs

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pruning shears — noun A tool consisting of two blades with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, used for gardening Syn: garden shears, secateurs …   Wiktionary

  • pruning-shears — large scissor like tools used to cut branches …   English contemporary dictionary

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