secateurs

secateurs

[sek-uh-ter, -tur]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Chiefly British.
scissors or shears, especially pruning shears.

Origin:
1880–85; < French < Latin sec(āre) to cut (see secant) + French -ateurs (plural) < Latin -ātor -ator

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secateurs (ˈsɛkətəz, ˌsɛkəˈtɜːz)
 
pl n
chiefly (Brit) a small pair of shears for pruning, having a pair of pivoted handles, sprung so that they are normally open, and usually a single cutting blade that closes against a flat surface
 
[C19: plural of French sécateur, from Latin secāre to cut]

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