Definition of pruning hook in English:

pruning hook


  • A cutting tool used for pruning, consisting of a hooked blade on a long handle.

    • ‘It had three narrow metal rods about six inches long attached spoke-like to a central axis that also held, roughly perpendicular to them, a cutter in the shape of a small sickle or pruning hook.’
    • ‘To this day, the ceremonial weapon carried by the Vatican's Swiss Guard is an evolved version of a combination spear/pruning hook.’