lop·​per ˈlä-pər How to pronounce lopper (audio)
: pruning shears with long handles
usually used in plural

Examples of lopper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your tools need a deeper clean, wipe any metal parts with rubbing alcohol (particularly pruners and loppers) to prevent the spread of disease to other plants. Halee Miller, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Mar. 2024 There is also handheld equipment such as pruners, loppers or saws. Dennis Patton, Kansas City Star, 1 Feb. 2024 At the workshop, Master Gardeners will clean and sharpen one pair of pruners or loppers for attendees. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Jan. 2024 Disinfect pruning shears, saws, loppers and other cutting tools before and between plants to avoid spreading diseases and pests from one plant to the next. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023 Your Questions, Answered Are bypass loppers better than anvil loppers? Jacquelene Amoquandoh, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Oct. 2023 How to make a big splash with a small garden Prune it To ensure your little tree stays little, prune it twice a year using pruning shears, a small handsaw and loppers. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 Try using loppers or a Sawzall to remove the legs and head. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, 7 Sep. 2023 Use loppers for 3/8 inch thick wood up to, maybe, ¾ inch, providing the wood is soft and moist enough to cut easily. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 17 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lopper was in 1953

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“Lopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lopper. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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