Pruning knife
Pruning Prun"ing, n. 1. The act of trimming, or removing what is superfluous. [1913 Webster]

2. (Falconry) That which is cast off by bird in pruning her feathers; leavings. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

{Pruning hook}, or {Pruning knife}, cutting instrument used in pruning trees, etc.

{Pruning shears}, shears for pruning trees, vines, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pruning knife — /ˈprunɪŋ naɪf/ (say proohning nuyf) noun a short knife with a curved blade used for pruning …   Australian English dictionary

  • pruning knife — noun a knife with a curved or hooked blade • Hypernyms: ↑knife …   Useful english dictionary

  • pruning-knife — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pruning — Prun ing, n. 1. The act of trimming, or removing what is superfluous. [1913 Webster] 2. (Falconry) That which is cast off by bird in pruning her feathers; leavings. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] {Pruning hook}, or {Pruning knife}, cutting instrument …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pruning hook — Pruning Prun ing, n. 1. The act of trimming, or removing what is superfluous. [1913 Webster] 2. (Falconry) That which is cast off by bird in pruning her feathers; leavings. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] {Pruning hook}, or {Pruning knife}, cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pruning shears — Pruning Prun ing, n. 1. The act of trimming, or removing what is superfluous. [1913 Webster] 2. (Falconry) That which is cast off by bird in pruning her feathers; leavings. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] {Pruning hook}, or {Pruning knife}, cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pruning shears — Secateurs (in British English), also called hand pruners or pruning shears, are a type of scissors for use with plants. They are strong enough to prune hard branches of trees and shrubs, sometimes up to two centimetres thick. They are used in… …   Wikipedia

  • knife — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. blade, edge, point, steel, shiv (sl.), toothpick (sl.); carving knife; snickersnee, dagger, poniard, dirk, bodkin, stiletto; scalpel, lancet. See arms, sharpness. v. t. stab, cut, slice, slash; wound; …   English dictionary for students

  • Knife —    1) Heb. hereb, the waster, a sharp instrument for circumcision (Josh. 5:2, 3, lit. knives of flint; comp. Ex. 4:25); a razor (Ezek. 5:1); a graving tool (Ex. 20:25); an axe (Ezek. 26:9).    2) Heb. maakeleth, a large knife for slaughtering and …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • pruning hook — noun (C) a knife that is shaped like a hook and is usually on a long pole, used for cutting branches off trees …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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