edger

noun
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

Examples of edger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What to Consider The most important factor to consider when choosing a lawn edger is what type will work best for you. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2022 For the ultimate notch where the lawn and pavement meet, only an edger will do. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2022 To do a job efficiently, professionals use a large drum sander that requires 220 volts and an edger (a high-power disc sander for corners). Shivani Vyas, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 July 2021 Adjust the height of a wheeled edger or the length of the spool on a nylon string trimmer. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, 4 Apr. 2021 Plan to use the edger sander and orbital sander in tandem to ensure consistency throughout the wood, working a little bit at a time with the same grade of sandpaper in both tools. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 15 Apr. 2021 Plan to use the edger sander and orbital sander in tandem to ensure consistency throughout the wood, working a little bit at a time with the same grade of sandpaper in both tools. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 15 Apr. 2021 Plan to use the edger sander and orbital sander in tandem to ensure consistency throughout the wood, working a little bit at a time with the same grade of sandpaper in both tools. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 15 Apr. 2021 If working with an edger, use your foot to press it into the ground and wiggle back and forth a few times. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 13 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of edger

1591, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

3 Jul 2022

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“Edger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edger. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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