weed·​er | \ ˈwē-dər How to pronounce weeder (audio) \

Definition of weeder

: one that weeds specifically : any of various devices for removing weeds from an area

Examples of weeder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Good hand tools for digging perennial roots include a hori-hori knife and a dandelion weeder. Rita Pelczar, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 July 2021 Common tools include a small garden trowel, hand rake and hand weeder. Angela Watson, chicagotribune.com, 18 Apr. 2021 The Radius Garden stainless steel weeder uses a digging motion that lifts out weeds with deep roots. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Apr. 2021 This one includes handy gadgets such as a weeder and a rake, plus gloves to protect your friend’s lovely hands from the dirt, a sprayer to get those seeds nice and wet, and a tote bag to store everything in when they’re finished. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, 14 Dec. 2020 Another handy tool is the dandelion digger (also known as a weeder, cultivator or asparagus knife). oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2020 In addition to two cedar planter boxes, this set also comes with a tote bag full of gardening supplies, including a trowel shovel, rake hoe, weeder, transplanter, cultivator, pruning shears, watering spray bottle, and gloves. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, 21 Apr. 2020 Invest in a good hula hoe or diamond hoe weeder to slice weeds at their base, leaving their roots to decompose and feed the soil. Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2020 These weeders may be restricted for obvious reasons in areas of the country prone to wild fires. Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of weeder

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Weeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeder. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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