[ US /ˈseɪkətɝz/ ]
[ UK /sˌɛkɐtˈɜːz/ ]
  1. small pruning shears with a spring that holds the handles open and a single blade that closes against a flat surface
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How To Use secateurs In A Sentence

  • As native shrubs finish flowering, snip the dead flowers off with the secateurs.
  • Snips are ideal for dead-heading and secateurs for trimming branches up to 2cm, but thicker branches need loppers. The Sun
  • We tend to use the same few tools spade, fork, rake, trowel, secateurs and watering can throughout our gardening careers.
  • Use loppers or secateurs and cut back last year's growth to within just two buds from the main framework.
  • Inside, there's a brush, a mini shovel for filling pots, a grubber for weeding and a pair of secateurs. Times, Sunday Times
  • Under a pile of mothy tea-cosies I found a pair of secateurs returned from the ironmongers with a brown label attached, dated 1956 and inscribed "Not Worth Repair". Hancox: All under one roof
  • Small hand trowels, secateurs or a new pair of gardening gloves are also favourites.
  • Aunt Amelia-Mother-" She put the secateurs down and turned to face me. LORD OF THE SILENT
  • Gladys waved the secateurs in a threatening arc towards the upstairs window. TICKLED PINK
  • If there is a moment, I still get my spades, forks and secateurs and go out and do some work.
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