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[hej-er] /ˈhɛdʒ ər/
a person who makes or repairs hedges.
a person who hedges in betting, speculating, etc.
Origin of hedger
1250-1300; Middle English (in surnames); see hedge, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But this restless Proteus masqueraded through a score of other characters—as seedsman, harvester, hedger and ditcher, etc.

  • "I don't mind if I do," said hedger Luxellian; and they changed there and then.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • Slowly the hedger and ditcher goes back to his work, where in the shade under the bushes even now the dew lingers.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
  • If C wins, the hedger will receive 1000 and pay 500; balance in favour, 500.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • The hedger, Captain Davidson, has had a bad accident, and injured his leg much by the fall of a large stone.

  • Smithers is an ass with the theodolite, and hedger's 'trig' is rotten.

    A Lively Bit of the Front Percy F. Westerman
  • He was, it seemed, a “hedger and ditcher,” and his leathern gauntlets and billhook lay beside him on the ale-house bench.

    The Brighton Road Charles G. Harper
  • And word was sent far and near, to squire and farmer, hedger and ditcher.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • It was because for the time you had been a hedger and ditcher.

    The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope
  • The Colonel chuckled, and Tora pretended that she had remembered about Mrs. hedger all the time.

    A Change of Air Anthony Hope

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