from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pruning device mounted on a pole, so as to reach high branches; a weeding machine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A weeding machine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An implement for extirpating weeds; a weeder or weeding-machine.
- n. An instrument for pruning trees when their branches are beyond easy reach of the hand.
From averruncate, from Latin āverruncāre to avert, āb off + verruncāre to turn, but interpreted as being āb + ēruncāre to weed out, and spelled accordingly. (Wiktionary)