[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.
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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]