American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that edges, such as a tool for trimming the edge of a lawn.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A circular saw for squaring the edges of lumber cut directly from the whole log; an edging-saw: usually double, hence called double edger. See saw.
- n. In leather-working, a tool for trimming the edges of shoesoles, straps, harness, etc. It has a knife or cutter, the blade of which is varied in shape according to the form which it is desired to give to the work, and a gage and guides, usually adjustable, to insure the correct placing of the work. Also called edge-key, edge-plane, edge-tool.
- n. a person who puts finishing edges on a garment
- n. garden tool for cutting grass around the edges of a yard
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“The idea turned an old popcorn can, some wires and an edger into the Weed Eater.”
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“Mum resignedly started hunting around for something that looked like an “edger” while Dad began to get exasperated with the waiting.”
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“In addition, the trimmer/edger can overheat, posing a burn hazard.”
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