One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An electric tool with a blade like a chainsaw, used for cutting back bushes, shrubs, and hedges.
- ‘If you shout at them their big sweaty dad will return from the beach and batter you with your broken hedge-trimmer.’
- ‘Men who have invested in a lawnmower or hedge-trimmer spend about nine minutes longer a day looking after the garden.’
- ‘I'm considering taking the cordless hedge-trimmers out and doing some weed trimming.’
- ‘The court heard Dickenson's arm had been injured when his neighbour tried to grab a hedge-trimmer from him as he was attempting to chop the shrubs even further.’
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