weed-killer

[ weed-kil-er ]
/ ˈwidˌkɪl ər /
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noun

a herbicide.

Origin of weed-killer

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for weed-killer

  • When there was a bit of a family squabble he would threaten to mix a gallon of weed-killer and drink every drop.

  • There is no doubt that a few months ago Creake deliberately planned to poison her with some weed-killer.

    Max Carrados|Ernest Bramah
  • Everybody in the town knew he bought the weed-killer; everybody knew that he was in debt to this man.

    The Angel of Terror|Edgar Wallace