lopper

noun
lop·​per | \ ˈlä-pər How to pronounce lopper (audio) \

Definition of lopper

: pruning shears with long handles usually used in plural

Examples of lopper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is when a chainsaw lopper or pole saw can be invaluable. The Editors, Field & Stream, 15 Aug. 2019 One set of shears (no loppers) per person; sharpening and soil testing available; Tony’s Garden Center, 10300 S.E. Holgate Blvd.; tonysgarden.com SATURDAY, MARCH 28 Naturescaping Basics: 9:30 a.m.-noon. oregonlive, 6 Mar. 2020 One set of shears (no loppers) per person; sharpening and soil testing available; Dennis’ 7 Dees (Lake Oswego), 1090 McVey Ave. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 One set of shears (no loppers) per person; sharpening and soil testing available; Dennis’ 7 Dees (Lake Oswego), 1090 McVey Ave. oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2020 Bring a water bottle, work gloves, tools (saws, loppers, rakes, etc.). courant.com, 8 Nov. 2019 Cut off each vine a few inches from the ground with hand pruners or loppers and immediately treat the fresh cut stump with undiluted triclopyr (Green Light Cut Vine and Stump Killer and other brands). Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 6 Apr. 2019 Woody vines require loppers, such as the Fiskars PowerGear2; a bank blade, such as the 12-inch double-edge ditch blade from Council Tool; or a machete, such as the justifiably famous Woodman’s Pal. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, 19 Apr. 2019 Saplings can be cut into manageable pieces with loppers, then fed into a wood chipper and turned into mulch. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, 19 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of lopper

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Lopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lopper. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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