weed·​er ˈwē-dər How to pronounce weeder (audio)
: one that weeds
specifically : any of various devices for removing weeds from an area

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another standout on the list is FarmWise, which has developed an autonomous vegetable weeder that lets farmers maintain their fields using fewer herbicides. Alex Knapp, Forbes, 14 May 2022 For gear to tend to your garden, check out the Fanhao 5-Piece Garden Tool Set which includes a weeder, transplanter, trowel, hand fork, and hand rake. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 7 May 2022 Some examples are hoe/cultivator, Hori Hori knife and weeder/trowel. Jodi Bay, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weeder was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Weeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeder. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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