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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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