Definition of Pruning hook

1. Noun. A long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees.

Exact synonyms: Lopper, Pruner
Generic synonyms: Pruning Saw
Derivative terms: Lop, Lop, Prune

Definition of Pruning hook

1. Noun. billhook ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pruning Hook

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prunella
prunellas
prunelle
prunelles
prunello
prunelloes
prunellos
pruner
pruners
prunes
pruney
pruniferous
prunin
pruning
pruning hook (current term)
pruning knife
pruning saw
pruning shears
pruninghook
pruninghooks
prunings
pruno
prunt
prunted
prunts
prunus
prunuses
prurience
pruriences

Literary usage of Pruning hook

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1. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"And weave them willow-shields; or melt and mould Corselets of brass or shining silver greaves; None now for pruning-hook or sacred plough Have love or care: ..."

2. Personal Recollections of the American Revolution: A Private Journal by Lydia Minturn Post (1859)
"... shall be turned into the ploughshare, and the spear into the pruning hook." I suppose you will say, " So be it" — after our independence is secured ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1833)
"... bearing in his hand the unstained knife, the intelligible pruning hook of the horticulturist, in the midst of gay parterres, fountains of rather slender ..."

4. Round the World by Andrew Carnegie (1884)
"These are the devil's tools in monarchies; the Republic's weapons are the ploughshare and the pruning hook. For three hundred miles the Pacific is never ..."

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