[ sek-uh-ter, -tur ]
/ ˈsɛk ə tər, -ˌtɜr /
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Chiefly British.
scissors or shears, especially pruning shears.
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British Dictionary definitions for secateurs
/ (ˈsɛkətəz, ˌsɛkəˈtɜːz) /
mainly British a small pair of shears for pruning, having a pair of pivoted handles, sprung so that they are normally open, and usually a single cutting blade that closes against a flat surface
Word Origin for secateurs
C19: plural of French sécateur, from Latin secāre to cut
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