from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
strimmer, string trimmer
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Anyway the brushcutter is a machine in which a two stroke engine powers a rotating drum from which two lengths of plastic wire protrude, which as you might imagine whip through the vegetation with some force.
On Saturday I went out and purchased a tool that is described on the box as a "brushcutter", and I suspect that's as good a description as I could come up with - basically a lawnmower for people who don't have lawns, but have brush.
Optional bolt-on attachments include a 10″ tree pruner and brushcutter kit complete with loop handle.
I send the brushcutter back to Northerntooluk. com only to be told that this is not a warranty issue and I therefore don't get a refund.
I got myself the Northern tool 42 CC brushcutter from Northerntooluk. com.
He said it started when some members of Nepani Methodist Church who were drinking grog at the church complained about noise from a brushcutter that was being used at their house.
42 CC brushcutter immediately, but instead they fob me off.