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- n. One who transplants.
- n. A machine for transplanting trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who transplants; also, a machine for transplanting trees.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horse-power machine used in setting out tobacco or other field plants. It consists of a carriage supporting a small plow for opening the ground, rollers for pressing the soil against the plants, and a water-tank and pipes for watering each plant as soon as it is set out. It is operated by a driver and two boys, who ride behind and drop the plants in the furrow as the machine moves over the ground.
- n. One who transplants.
- n. In gardening, a hand-tool for lifting and transplanting small plants with a ball of earth about the roots.
- n. A machine for moving trees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gardener who moves plants to new locations
A year or two since, a machine was invented and offered to the growers of the Connecticut valley, called a transplanter, of which we here give an engraving.
Some persons use what is called a transplanter, to enable them when they take up a plant, to remove it without disturbing the roots; but, as far as my own experience goes, I think these instruments are more troublesome than advantageous, and I prefer using a trowel.
He added a few remarks about O'Brien's grandfather, the "transplanter"; but what annoyed the owner of Elixir most was Mulligan's remark that he had not seen the dog, but heard it was some new kind of German pug.
"transplanter" in our part of Ireland, his grandfather being the first of his branch to transplant himself here, and he did not then know much about the higher education of dog, though he is an admirable inspector of schools.
(Soundbite of newsreel) Unidentified Man #1: Gus Arnheim, transplanter (ph) to the world-famous Cocoanut Grove in the Ambassador Hotel Los Angeles.
Mechanisation of taro culture - recent work in Hawaii has shown that mechanised planting, weed control and harvesting of dry land taro is practicable, planting being on well-cultivated (rotavated) soil using a modified transplanter handling taro setts.
The driver sat on a wooden water barrel on this horse-drawn tobacco transplanter.
When the soil is ready the transplanter grasps a handful of the plants, twists off 3 or 4 inches of the blades, leaving the plant about 6 inches long, and, while holding the plants in one hand, with the other she rapidly thrusts them one by one into the soft bed.
And here it may be noted that the charge made by most foreign critics who have busied themselves with Spenser, and perhaps by some of his countrymen, that he is, if not a mere paraphrast, yet little more than a transplanter into English of the Italian, is glaringly uncritical.
The force employed to set five and a half acres was: five hands taking up the plants with a large patent transplanter, that brought away a ball of earth with the roots; five more laborers