string trimmer

noun

Definition of string trimmer

: a machine for cutting grass with a rapidly spinning length of monofilament cord

Examples of string trimmer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After June-bearers have finished producing berries, use a string trimmer or rotary mower and cut plants to about 2 inches above the crown. oregonlive, "New to Oregon gardening? Strawberries promise a sweet start," 7 Apr. 2020 Four Echo backpack blowers, a Stihl MS 170 chain saw, and four Echo string trimmers were stolen from trailer entered by force. Washington Post, "Southern Maryland crime report," 2 Oct. 2019 In the Outdoor Power Equipment department, the store will sell blowers, chain saws, mowers, and string trimmers. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "Ace Hardware will open in East Bay, South Bay old Orchard Supply sites," 8 Aug. 2019 For heavy weeds and fibrous stalks, use a string trimmer. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Brush Clearing Tips and Equipment," 19 Apr. 2019 Tune-up your string trimmer, too, and be sure to have plenty of cutting string on hand for the upcoming summer. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring," 22 Jan. 2019 Right now, Greenworks is running a Deal of the Day on a whole arsenal of lawn care tools, including a mower, a pole saw, a blower, a string trimmer, and a hedge trimmer. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "These are the 5 best Amazon deals right now," 25 June 2018 They will be required to perform a variety of tasks which may include the use of hand tools, power equipment, such as string trimmers, leaf blowers and mowers, picking up litter and assisting in athletic field maintenance. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 17 Apr. 2018 In addition to its collaboration with DARPA, the company plans to market power tools for home use, such as lawnmowers, chainsaws, and string trimmers. Joe Bargmann, Popular Mechanics, "Crazy-Efficient Rotary Engine Lands Million-Dollar DARPA Contract," 23 Apr. 2015

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First Known Use of string trimmer

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“String trimmer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/string%20trimmer. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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