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 The savings are also extended to several other outdoor power tools, such as the Husqvarna backpack-style leaf blower and the Craftsmen string trimmer. Tom Price, Popular Mechanics, 6 Sep. 2023 For something that requires a narrow trim, a string trimmer will do the job. Yelena Moroz Alpert, House Beautiful, 7 May 2023 Never use a string trimmer to remove poison ivy plants, as the urushiol oil is easily spread by the rapid spinning motion of such trimmers. Mike Hogan, The Enquirer, 28 May 2023 For a circular design, place a pencil with string in the center, then walk out like a human compass to make an actual circle using marking paint, then use a mower or string trimmer depending on your needs. Yelena Moroz Alpert, House Beautiful, 7 May 2023 The head of a string trimmer holds the spool. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, 5 Apr. 2021 The team's two cars, running on lawn string trimmer's engines and using only 15 mL of fuel per run, are among the best in the field. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 28 Mar. 2010 The wound in the trunk is typical of damage from a lawnmower, string trimmer or some other type of collision. oregonlive, 3 July 2022 Although this notch can be achieved with a string trimmer and a skilled operator, the spinning vertical blade of a dedicated edge trimmer will give the straightest, cleanest, and deepest result. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of string trimmer was in 1976

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“String trimmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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