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rototiller

or roto-tiller, roto tiller

[roh-tuh-til-er] /ˈroʊ təˌtɪl ər/
noun
1.
a motorized device having spinning blades perpendicular to the ground and arranged like spokes, used for tilling soil.
Also called rotary tiller.
Origin of rototiller
1920-1925
1920-25; rot(ary) + -o- + tiller1
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  • The two of them, Ester and he sitting in that kitchen--too damn lazy to rototiller that garden.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
Word Origin and History for rototiller

Rototiller

n.

1923, from roto-, from Latin rota "wheel" (see rotary) + tiller.

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