pruning shears

noun
small, sturdy shears used for pruning shrubbery.

Origin:
1800–10

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Example sentences
Small limbs can be removed easily with pruning shears or a pole-lopper provided
  they are within reach from the ground.
More delicate tools such as pruning shears and hand saws should be lightly
  oiled after cleaning.
Pruning shears and saws should be sharp, for your own safety and to make clean
  cuts in bark and wood.
Use tongs or rolled newspapers to grasp the stems while cutting with pruning
  shears.
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