Definition of secateurs noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsekəˈtɜːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsekəˈtɜːrz//
[plural] (British English) Gardening
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a garden tool like a pair of strong scissors, used for cutting plant stems and small branches a pair of secateurs See related entries: Gardening Word Originmid 19th cent.: plural of French sécateur ‘cutter’, formed irregularly from Latin secare ‘to cut’.