lopper

noun
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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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 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

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First Known Use of lopper

1953, in the meaning defined above

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