weeder

[wee-der]
noun
1.
a person who removes weeds, as from a garden or lawn.
2.
a device, as a tool or machine, for removing weeds.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see weed1, -er1

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weed1 (wiːd)
 
n
1.  any plant that grows wild and profusely, esp one that grows among cultivated plants, depriving them of space, food, etc
2.  slang
 a.  the weed tobacco
 b.  marijuana
3.  informal a thin or unprepossessing person
4.  an inferior horse, esp one showing signs of weakness of constitution
 
vb
5.  to remove (useless or troublesome plants) from (a garden, etc)
 
[Old English weod; related to Old Saxon wiod, Old High German wiota fern]
 
'weeder1
 
n
 
'weedless1
 
adj
 
'weedlike1
 
adj

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weeder definition


  1. n.
    a difficult introductory college course designed to get rid of the weaker students; a course meant to weed out the weaker students. : Don't get into the morning section of the course. The prof is tough and thinks it's supposed to be a weeder.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Because the engine was still running, the weeder bar was rotating.
Seedlings may be killed with a low-intensity flame weeder during the early stage of their development.
The third system is also wheat-fallow, but it uses sweep tillage and a rod-weeder to control weeds.
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