Definitions for edgerˈɛdʒ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

edg•erˈɛdʒ ər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that edges.

  2. a gardening tool for cutting a border around a lawn or flower bed.

Origin of edger:

1585–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edger(noun)

    a person who puts finishing edges on a garment

  2. edger(noun)

    garden tool for cutting grass around the edges of a yard

Wiktionary

  1. edger(Noun)

    A tool that is used to trim the edges of a lawn

Freebase

  1. Edger

    An edger is a garden tool used to cleanly separate a lawn from a walkway or other paved surface, such as a concrete sidewalk or asphalt path. Edgers may be manual or automated, typically employing a small two-stroke gasoline motor or an electric motor. An edger enables a user to create a clear separation between the lawn and the walkway. It helps to impart a finished appearance that is neater than can be achieved by merely mowing over the border of the lawn and walkway. In operation, a manual edger usually includes a broad hemispherical blade attached to an elongated handle, which the operator uses to drive the blade into the turf directly alongside the hard surface. In addition, the blade may have a flat top to allow the operator to step on the blade, driving it deep into the lawn and turf in order to clear a space between the lawn and the hard surface. In contrast, powered edgers may operate on any of a variety of methods, such as rotating wheel blades or thrashing wheels, which also operate to define a clear separation between a lawn and a hard surface.

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