leaf blower

noun

: a machine that generates a current of air used to collect loose leaves and debris
He figures it would take two men with rakes and brooms a half hour to clear a typical driveway of a week's worth of leaves, or one man five minutes with a leaf blower.Evelyn Nieves

Examples of leaf blower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read on for the pros, the cons, and recommendations as to which electric leaf blowers are the best options for your particular garden needs. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 18 Jan. 2024 In ’94, Meeting Beck playing a leaf blower through a bass amp at an LA backyard folk fest. Jonathan Rowe, SPIN, 23 Jan. 2024 Cordless electric leaf blowers operate more quietly but sacrifice power for quieter operation. Tony Carrick, Popular Mechanics, 30 Aug. 2023 Greenworks is offering major discounts on some of their most popular items including the best-ever deal on the brand’s cordless axial leaf blower. Tom Price, Popular Mechanics, 11 July 2023 And just like leaf blowers come in handy for managing outdoor spaces, hacksaws are critical for a variety of cutting tasks, both indoors and out. Brittany Vincent, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Sep. 2023 Men with leaf blowers went out to extinguish all that the wind had left behind of the glitter, to transition the stadium back to its football era. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Handheld leaf blowers typically weigh around 10 to 25 pounds, but some of the most lightweight leaf blowers on the market weigh as little as 4 pounds. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Oct. 2023 The leaf blower has enough power for large outdoor properties while the string trimmer provides up to 75 minutes of runtime before needing to recharge, more than enough for most lawns. Tom Price, Popular Mechanics, 6 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leaf blower was in 1957

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“Leaf blower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20blower. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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