edg·​er | \ ˈe-jər How to pronounce edger (audio) \

Definition of edger

: one that edges especially : a tool used to trim the edge of a lawn along a sidewalk or curb

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Prize winners: The winners of prizes at Brook Park Homedays include J. Miller (winner of a telescoping flag pole and solar light), Dolly Gelsinger (winner of a lawn edger) and Ann Marie Jones (winner of the 50/50 raffle). Rich Heileman, cleveland.com, "Coe Lake concerts draw overflow crowds: Around The Town," 2 Aug. 2019 This is one tough plant and is perfect as a groundcover or large edger in shady gardens. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "This is the superhero of your garden. But, it's not what you'd expect," 20 Apr. 2018 Most of us don’t pay much mind to our spades, hoes, and edgers. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "It's not quite time to get dirty in the garden. So clean your tools instead. Here's how.," 9 Mar. 2018 Plant in a pot as flowering filler or in the ground as an edger. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: New annuals for this year’s garden," 16 Feb. 2018 But there are legions of women playing guitar — maybe Edgers just hasn’t been paying attention. Dayna Evans, The Cut, "These Women Prove That the Electric Guitar Isn’t Dead," 23 June 2017 Lamantia said Rancho Cordova Little League suffered more serious losses in April when someone broke into its maintenance shed, taking mowers, weed cutters, edgers, and hand tools such as sockets and wrenches. Cathy Locke, sacbee.com, "Vandals strike Rancho Cordova Little League snack bar on eve of tournament," 5 June 2017 Along with the trailer, the thieves stole two walk-behind, 63-inch lawnmowers, a 42-inch Craftsman lawnmower, five regular Craftsman lawnmowers, seven weed trimmers, two backpack leaf blowers and two edgers. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "$90K in lawn equipment stolen at Detroit Rescue Mission," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of edger

1591, in the meaning defined above

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