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 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, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Antique and Collectible Show, workshops, pruning demos and more," 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, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Antique and Collectible Show, pruning demos, workshops and more," 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, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Spring Home & Garden Show, workshops, pruning demos and more," 22 Feb. 2020 Bring a water bottle, work gloves, tools (saws, loppers, rakes, etc.). courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 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, "Get rid of poison ivy by cutting the vine close to the ground," 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, "The Best Brush Clearing Tips and Equipment," 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, "The Best Brush Clearing Tips and Equipment," 19 Apr. 2019 Undaunted, Silver, a watershed ecologist, shoves the branches of sunny yellow out of the way, following the trail of her attack team of locals with loppers, set to beat back this invader: Scotch broom. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Battling Scotch broom along Olympic’s Hoh River that threatens fish, forests," 27 May 2018

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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