from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that edges, such as a tool for trimming the edge of a lawn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tool that is used to trim the edges of a lawn
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who puts finishing edges on a garment
- n. garden tool for cutting grass around the edges of a yard
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Drawing from that inspiration, he rigged up an old popcorn can with some wires and hooked it to a rotating edger, and the first string trimmer was born.
The idea turned an old popcorn can, some wires and an edger into the Weed Eater.
When you look carefully at Republican Speaker John Boehner's spending proposal for the rest of 2011 you'd think these guys must have been hanging out on one of those newly-discovered exo-planets on the outer edger of our solar system.
You have to get rid of kitschy bird bath and your bear totem pole that you got in college that the neighbors hate and pull out that edger.
Mum resignedly started hunting around for something that looked like an “edger” while Dad began to get exasperated with the waiting.
Mum was getting harried still searching for the elusive edger.
A power edger and a power trimmer were stolen from an open trailer.
I'll be writing in Clinton, before I vote for Obama (or McCain) sandy edger
The Black & Decker GH1000 Grasshog XP string trimmers/edger is electric-powered.
In addition, the trimmer/edger can overheat, posing a burn hazard.