pruning hook

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prun·ing hook

A long pole with a curved saw blade and usually a clipping mechanism on one end, used especially for pruning small trees.
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pruning hook

(Tools) a tool with a curved steel blade terminating in a hook, used for pruning
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prun′ing hook`

an implement with a hooked blade, used for pruning vines, branches, etc.
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Noun1.pruning hook - a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipperpruning hook - a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees
pruning saw - a handsaw used for pruning trees
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