pruning hook
noun Date: 1611 a pole bearing a curved blade for pruning plants

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  • 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 hook — n. a long tool with a hooked blade, or a pair of shears with one hooked blade, for pruning plants …   English World dictionary

  • pruning hook — prun′ing hook n. bot an implement with a hooked blade, used for pruning vines, branches, etc • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • pruning hook — /ˈprunɪŋ hʊk/ (say proohning hook) noun an implement with a hooked blade, used for pruning vines, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • pruning hook — noun a long handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees • Syn: ↑pruner, ↑lopper • Derivationally related forms: ↑lop (for: ↑lopper), ↑prune ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • pruning hook — an implement with a hooked blade, used for pruning vines, branches, etc. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • pruning hook — long handled tool used for trimming trees and tall bushes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pruning-hook — …   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

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