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NOUN (2)

1. a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs;
- Example: "untouched by the pruner's axe"
[syn: pruner, trimmer]

2. a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees;
[syn: pruner, pruning hook, lopper]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pruner \Prun"er\, n. 1. One who prunes, or removes, what is superfluous. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Any one of several species of beetles whose larv[ae] gnaw the branches of trees so as to cause them to fall, especially the American oak pruner (Asemum m[oe]stum), 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pruner n 1: a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs; "untouched by the pruner's axe" [syn: pruner, trimmer] 2: a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees [syn: pruner, pruning hook, lopper]