secateurs


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secateurs

(ˈsɛkətəz; ˌsɛkəˈtɜːz)
pl n
(Tools) 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
Also called: secateur
[C19: plural of French sécateur, from Latin secāre to cut]

sec•a•teurs

(ˈsɛk ə tərz, -ˌtɜrz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Chiefly Brit.
pruning shears.
[1880–85; < French < Latin sec(āre) to cut + French -ateurs (pl.) < Latin -ātor -ator]

secateurs

clippers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secateurs - small pruning shears with a spring that holds the handles open and a single blade that closes against a flat surface
pruning shears - shears with strong blades used for light pruning of woody plants
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

secateurs

[ˌsekəˈtɜːz] NPLpodadera fsing

secateurs

[ˌsɛkəˈtɜːrz] nplsécateur m
a pair of secateurs → un sécateur

secateurs

plGartenschere f

secateurs

[ˌsɛkəˈtɜːz] nplcesoie fpl
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With any tool, you need to clean the soil off it before storing, oil any moving parts regularly, and sharpen the blades of knives, shears and secateurs, so they make a clean cut every time.
Clean the soil off it before storing, oil moving parts regularly, and sharpen the blades of knives, shears and secateurs, so they make a clean cut every time.
Tap down Then hang your secateurs on it so they are always at hand for a quick pruning.
Other indoor jobs include giving seed trays and pots a wash - using a bit of bleach to sterilise them - as well as cleaning and oiling gardening equipment such as secateurs, spades and forks.
Secateurs are essential for this, but you shouldn't be trying to cut a branch with a diameter thicker than 1cm (0.
GIVE ME A SEC: I've been testing the new secateurs that were a Christmas present.
Felco No 6 secateurs are ideal for small hands, with blades made from high-quality carbon steel, while the handles are made of forged aluminium alloy, PS59.
Make sure your secateurs are sharp, a tear can introduce infection.
He said: "I've not been out with the secateurs this weekend.
QHow should I care for my secateurs and other garden tools over the winter?
If I am just cutting back the roses in the fall I go about it the same way as the rest of you, with heavy gloves and sharp secateurs.
But don't worry if a super tree has the odd broken twig, these can be removed and the tree shaped with a pair of secateurs.