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  1. a person who removes weeds, as from a garden or lawn.
  2. a device, as a tool or machine, for removing weeds.
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Origin of weeder

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at weed1, -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for weeder

Historical Examples

  • The plants are tender and easily injured by use of a weeder.

    Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement

    Alva Agee

  • This operation is followed by cultivation with smoothing-harrow, weeder, or cultivator.

  • You weeder and sower of villanies, and in especial their reaper.

  • Cultivates until the middle of July with a disc harrow, plow, and weeder.

    The Apple


  • A fine harrow or weeder may be used on large plantations, if preferred.

    The Gladiolus

    Matthew Crawford