weed·​er ˈwē-dər How to pronounce weeder (audio)
: 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 The ergonomic weeder removes plants at the root with minimal strain on your hands and wrists thanks to its soft, curved handle. Gabriela Izquierdo, Southern Living, 28 Mar. 2024 With four pointed teeth made of stainless steel and a non-stick finish, this ergonomic manual weeder gets into tight spaces, uprooting, digging, and shoveling with precision. Stephanie Osmanski, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Mar. 2024 Tools include pruning shears, a trowel, transplant trowel, hand fork, weeder, cultivator, and gardening gloves. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 This garden tool kit includes a weeder, hand fork, hand rake, transplanter, trowel, spray bottle, pruner, and gardening gloves, and everything is packaged in a carrying tote with multiple slots to hold each item. Enjanae' Taylor, Southern Living, 21 Nov. 2023 If weeds are running rampant in your garden, check out this stand up weeder that removes common weeds from their roots without putting strain on your back, knees, and neck. Lily Gray, Southern Living, 10 Oct. 2023 The set includes a weeder, rake, trowel, transplater, cultivator, pruning shears, plastic garden sprayer, rubber gloves, removable tote bag, bind line, and foldable seat. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 31 Oct. 2023 No more having to bend over to pull at pesky roots thanks to the clawed weeder’s 39-inch handle. Gabriela Izquierdo, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 May 2023 Keep in Mind This weeder does not have a cushioned grip. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Sep. 2023

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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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“Weeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeder. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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