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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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Heel cuttings are usually more successful than standard stem cuttings made with a pair of secateurs.
Whether out on a lengthy walk or a short stroll in the countryside, may I suggest they take with them a pair of secateurs and while admiring the wonderful countryside which exists on the outskirts of our city, do some clearance work?
Put the bag over the poppies' seed heads and then cut the head off with a pair of secateurs or tough scissors.
Most, however, need only a pair of secateurs, sharp enough to make a clean cut back to a dormant outward-facing bud.
A pair of secateurs were stolen after a thief broke in to a garden.
nl) and would love one of their long-arm pruners which has a pair of secateurs at the end of a 2m pole.
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.
I'm tempted to get a pair of secateurs and cut it myself