One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]Northern English, Scottish
Trim or prune (something)‘he was snedding a sycamore tree he had just felled’
- ‘He hated pulling and snedding turnips.’
- ‘The men cut down the trees and we did the snedding.’
- ‘As each trunk came down we snedded it, using the chainsaw to take off the lateral branches.’
- ‘I saw him snedding neeps.’
- ‘With patient snedding, many of the trees could have been brought back.’
Old English snǽdan.
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