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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Small pruning shears with a spring that holds the handles open and a single blade that closes against a flat surface.

Usage examples (37)
  • But what has finally set me to ranting and waving the secateurs are the namby-pamby replies of the experts on the other end of the line.
  • However, earlier this year I decided that constantly replacing my secateurs was a waste and I should go for the kind where the parts can be replaced.
  • The fussier rose varieties prefer you call the pruners "secateurs," but that is another story.
  • Ought to have secateurs, really, but they've gone. for more
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