weeder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n weeder a hand tool for removing weeds
    • n weeder a farmhand hired to remove weeds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Weeder One who, or that which, weeds, or frees from anything noxious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n weeder One who weeds, or frees from anything noxious.
    • n weeder In agriculture, any form of hand- or horse-tool for uprooting or destroying weeds. The name is given especially to one of a class of small hand-tools having a series of bent teeth, a sharp steel bow set transversely, or a modified hoe-blade, etc., the object of all being to cut off the weeds below the surface, or to drag them up by the roots.
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Usage

In literature:

The weeder is a cousin to the push hoe and has a zigzag blade for cutting off young weeds which are just starting above ground.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
At noon the two weeders took their hoes on their shoulders and Sami had to pull the cart, which was now much heavier than on the way there.
"What Sami Sings with the Birds" by Johanna Spyri
These weeders must be used frequently to be of much value, for after a weed is well rooted the weeder cannot destroy it.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
While the plants are little some of the weeders may be used.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
I take a small weeder in my hand and greatly increase my efficiency.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
If the land had a growth of thistles, the weeders could wear three or four pairs of woollen stockings.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Being good at everything, Smeaton was a good weeder.
"The Story of the Rock" by R.M. Ballantyne
The plants are tender and easily injured by use of a weeder.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
Hoes, rakes, and claw-hand weeders should be used in cleaning up and cultivating the plots.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Connor stood silent, slowly combing the soil from the claw of his weeder with work-worn fingers.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
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In news:

Get into the true spirit of the holidays with the CobraHead Weeder.
Use a weeder or some weed -pulling implement of your choice (I've used clippers and screwdrivers if they happened to be what I had with me at the time) to make sure you're getting the entire weed .
An overhead look of the Seeders and Weeders Garden at Canterbury Place in Lawrenceville.
Two 8-30 bean rod weeders.
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