Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

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