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

Definition of lopper

: pruning shears with long handles usually used in plural

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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 However, there is something different about this new pair of loppers. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "Want to Prune Trees More Easily? Use Physics," 2 May 2018 Armed with machetes and loppers, four inmates of the Harris County Sheriff's Office jail walked through Telge Park to clear out invasive plants. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County inmates are making a clean sweep through parks," 2 Mar. 2018 Tommy Shelton and deputy Donald Dehnert, the inmates suited up with rubber boots, gloves, goggles, loppers and machetes before walking into the work area inside the park. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County inmates are making a clean sweep through parks," 2 Mar. 2018 When the tree is too large to pull, take a small pruning saw or loppers and cut it off and herbicide the stump. Jefferson County Cooperative Extension, AL.com, "The problem with privet (Garden Talk)," 29 Mar. 2018 If your tools have moving parts, such as with pruners, shears, and loppers, disassemble them first. Cindy Daniel, Sunset, "How to Maintan Your Garden Tools," 22 Jan. 2018 Larger branches should be cut with loppers, a pruning saw or even a chain saw. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to properly prune a tree," 13 Jan. 2018 Use loppers for trimming trees, cutting large woody stems and clearing brush. Jodi Torpey/ Special To The Denver Post, The Denver Post, "Tools of the Trade: Your shed needs one pruner and one lopper," 14 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of lopper

1953, in the meaning defined above

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