pruning hook

noun

Definition of pruning hook

: a pole bearing a curved blade for pruning plants

First Known Use of pruning hook

1611, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About pruning hook

Time Traveler for pruning hook

Time Traveler

The first known use of pruning hook was in 1611

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near pruning hook

prune worm

pruning hook

pruning knife

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for pruning hook

Cite this Entry

“Pruning hook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pruning%20hook. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!