Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who prunes, or removes what is superfluous.
- n. A person who prunes, or a tool used in pruning
- n. Any of several unrelated beetles whose larvae attack the branches of trees
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who prunes, or removes, what is superfluous.
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of beetles whose larvæ gnaw the branches of trees so as to cause them to fall, especially the American oak pruner (Asemum mœstum), whose larva eats the pith of oak branches, and when mature gnaws a circular furrow on the inside nearly to the bark. When the branches fall each contains a pupa.
- n. a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs
- n. a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees
- From prune + -er. (Wiktionary)
“If you are a "pruner," you will be convinced - as I am - that the hate speech provisions in federal and provincial human rights acts should be repealed.”
“When I returned Barbara has joined in the fun and was in the middle of donning wellies and get the 'cherry picker' now the only cherry pickers I've ever seen are those little crain things with a basket for humans that window cleaners sometimes use, I've also seen council employees use them to change light bulbs in displays in town centres and that type of thing - what Barbara came back with was something akin to what I would call a 'pruner' it was like a pair of shears on the end of a long poll with wires running down the poll so that you can move something your end and make the shears at the other end work!”
“Use a hand pruner by reaching down into the shrub and cutting back the taller stems at a point inside the plant above a branching stem.”
“Trade 29 is an attendant of public bathrooms (presumably for tips); 34 is a palm-tree pruner (apparently other trees will still be pruned by the state).”
“Rod Blagojevic makes me think if horrible missteps involving a pruner.”
“We want to give people the chance to do something they aren't normally allowed to do," said Saturday's instructor, David Fedczuk , a garden climber and pruner.”
“Taking upon as most peculiar jobs as he could handle - pruner, workman, reaper, laborer - he still couldn't yield sufficient for nine mouths.”
“To make things less cluttered I used my pruner to cut off some lower branches of the redbud, nipping them nearly all the way to the tree's trunk.”
“But at least I no longer have trepidations about wielding my pruner and saw.”
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