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edger

[ej-er] /ˈɛdʒ ər/
noun
1.
a person who puts an edge, especially a finishing edge, on a garment, surface, lens, etc.
2.
a machine for finishing or making an edge, as for stitching, beveling, or trimming.
3.
a gardening tool with a rotary blade for cutting a neat border around a lawn, flower bed, or the like.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; edge + -er1
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  • Do not start an edger if the blade is touching the ground.
  • The steel shaft that drives the edger blade can break during use causing the edger blade to detach.
  • The brooming shall eliminate the flat surface left by the surface face of the edger.
  • Head sawyer, edger, cutoff saws and green chain operators.
  • Construction of tent pads with concrete edger and aggregate surfacing.
  • Edging shall be performed with a blade type mechanical edger.

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