edg·​er ˈe-jər How to pronounce edger (audio)
: one that edges
especially : a tool used to trim the edge of a lawn along a sidewalk or curb

Examples of edger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Landscape edging gives your garden beds and landscaping areas a clean and well-maintained appearance, similar to how lawn edgers add a professional look to your yard. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 4 May 2023 Overall, the best lawn edger is this Black and Decker style. Jack Byram, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Mar. 2023 On the contrary, this weed whacker and edger is tough on weeds, cutting them down in just one pass. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2023 An edger sander is your best bet for rough-sanding tight spots (like corners) and smaller spaces (like a closet), while a random orbital sander is recommended for non-professionals tackling the refinishing of a larger space on their own. Sarah Baird, Good Housekeeping, 14 Sep. 2020 Among its other accessories are a rotary cultivator, edger, and a pole saw. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2023 Step Six: Smooth and Remove Excess Concrete Use your concrete edger to scrap off any concrete lumps, followed by a wet sponge to smooth the surface. Angela Belt, House Beautiful, 31 Mar. 2023 Can an edger cut through roots? Jack Byram, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Mar. 2023 CM Punk was both a hero and a heel at various points in his six-year run with WWE, portraying a confrontational straight-edger. Grace McDermott, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of edger was in 1591

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“Edger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edger. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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