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 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 shears — noun shears with strong blades used for light pruning of woody plants • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑shears • Hyponyms: ↑secateurs * * * noun plural : shears with stro …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • pruning shears — small, sturdy shears used for pruning shrubbery. [1800 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • pruning shears — /ˈprunɪŋ ʃɪəz/ (say proohning shearz) plural noun → secateurs …   Australian 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pruning — For other uses of the term Pruning , see Pruning (disambiguation). Pruning in landscaping and gardening is the practice of removing diseased, non productive, or otherwise unwanted portions from a plant. The purpose of pruning is to shape the… …   Wikipedia

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