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[ej-er] /ˈɛdʒ ər/
a person who puts an edge, especially a finishing edge, on a garment, surface, lens, etc.
a machine for finishing or making an edge, as for stitching, beveling, or trimming.
a gardening tool with a rotary blade for cutting a neat border around a lawn, flower bed, or the like.
Origin of edger
First recorded in 1585-95; edge + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • From the edger the boards are carried to the trimmer, which cuts the length.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes
  • As this became a tiresome task, I constructed an edger, as shown in the sketch.

  • An edger, Fig. 118, is then run around the outside edges of the block to round them.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette

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