pruning shears

noun

Definition of pruning shears

US
:a garden tool that is used for cutting off the branches of trees and bushes
  • a pair of pruning shears

Word by Word Definitions

prune play pruning
  1. : a plum dried or capable of drying without fermentation

  1. : to reduce especially by eliminating superfluous matter

  2. : to remove as superfluous

  3. : to cut off or cut back parts of for better shape or more fruitful growth

shear play shears
  1. : to cut off the hair from

  2. : to cut or clip (hair, wool, etc.) from someone or something

  3. : to reap with a sickle

  1. : a cutting implement similar or identical to a pair of scissors but typically larger

  2. : one blade of a pair of shears

  3. : any of various cutting tools or machines operating by the action of opposed cutting edges of metal


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