[ wee-der ]

  1. a person who removes weeds, as from a garden or lawn.

  2. a device, as a tool or machine, for removing weeds.

Origin of weeder

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at weed1, -er1

Words Nearby weeder

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How to use weeder in a sentence

  • I read Anthropometry of Algerian Women and Optimum Handle Height for a Push-Pull Type Manually Operated Dryland weeder.

    The Self-Educated Apple Genius | James Marcus Bach | September 13, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Whilst I am worth one, to pay a weeder—thy path from thy door to thy bowling-green shall never be grown up.

  • These weeders must be used frequently to be of much value, for after a weed is well rooted the weeder cannot destroy it.

    The First Book of Farming | Charles L. Goodrich
  • As one weeder put it: "Poor man make no money, make plenty children—plenty children good for sugar-beet business."

    The Pivot of Civilization | Margaret Sanger
  • Among these tools might be mentioned the onion hoe, the hand weeder, and the thinning or weeding hook.

  • I use a sixteen-inch disc, Acme harrow, Thomas's smoothing harrow, and Barnes's weeder.

    The Apple | Various