Definition of Secateurs

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




Definition of Secateurs

1. Noun. (chiefly British) small, handheld pruning shears ¹

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Definition of Secateurs

1. secateur [n] - See also: secateur

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secateurs

seborrhoeic
sebum
sebums
sebundies
sebundy
sec'y
sec 65
secale
secalose
secaloses
secant
secantly
secants
secateur
secateurs (current term)
secci disk
secco
seccos
secede
seceded
seceder
seceders
secedes
seceding
seceed
secern
secernate
secerned
secernent

Literary usage of Secateurs

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of Roses by Louis Durand (1911)
"The advantages of the secateurs are of a different kind. They mean to the ordinary amateur a saving of time, trouble, and laceration of the hands, ..."

2. Roses, Their History, Development and Cultivation by Joseph Hardwick Pemberton (1908)
"What I prefer is a pair of secateurs having a draw action, such as Fig. ... French secateurs. has the same action as the knife, or a smaller, handy, ..."

3. The book of the rose by Andrew Foster-Melliar (1902)
"A Rosarian does not much heed ORDINARY secateurs. summer thorns on the young ... Two good knives, a whetstone, a strong pair of secateurs, and a mat to ..."

4. The Book of the Apple by Harry Higgott Thomas (1902)
"A good sharp pruning-knife is preferable to secateurs, although the work takes longer to perform, but where pruning is necessary on a large scale secateurs ..."

5. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1873)
"I have not heard of the use of saws, which in the Gironde now everywhere accompany the use of the secateurs. ..."

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