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a Weed Whacker

Chinese translation: 除草机

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English term or phrase:a Weed Whacker
Chinese translation:除草机
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03:55 Dec 20, 2003
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: a Weed Whacker
Here's something to put in Christina Ricci's Christmas stocking — a Weed Whacker. The 23-year-old actress admitted to British Esquire this summer that she suffers from a form of botanophobia — and we're not exactly talking about Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

割草机??
clearwater
China
Local time: 18:00
除草机
Explanation:
Some examples of weed whackers here (refer to link).


割草机 / 除草机


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Note added at 1 hr 23 mins (2003-12-20 05:19:24 GMT)
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The History of the Weed Whacker


George Ballas invented the week whacker out of frustration while doing yardwork at his Houston home in 1971. He was annoyed of handcutting grass in unmowable places, especially between the gnarled roots of trees. With an idea in mind, he dashed to the trash can, retrieved a tin popcorn can, and threaded nylon fishing line through some punched holes. Then, he grabbed his lawn edger, removed the metal blade, and fastened the popcorn can device to the edger\'s handle. Ballas and a machinist friend refined the device.

In 1974, the first Weed Eater trimmer imitators appeared on the market. In 1976, the Weed Eater became the first trimmer to be featured on national television as Weed Eater Inc. aired a commercial during the Super Bowl. The Weed Eater soon became a household name.

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Note added at 1 hr 24 mins (2003-12-20 05:19:37 GMT)
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The History of the Weed Whacker


George Ballas invented the week whacker out of frustration while doing yardwork at his Houston home in 1971. He was annoyed of handcutting grass in unmowable places, especially between the gnarled roots of trees. With an idea in mind, he dashed to the trash can, retrieved a tin popcorn can, and threaded nylon fishing line through some punched holes. Then, he grabbed his lawn edger, removed the metal blade, and fastened the popcorn can device to the edger\'s handle. Ballas and a machinist friend refined the device.

In 1974, the first Weed Eater trimmer imitators appeared on the market. In 1976, the Weed Eater became the first trimmer to be featured on national television as Weed Eater Inc. aired a commercial during the Super Bowl. The Weed Eater soon became a household name.
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Denyce Seow
Singapore
Local time: 18:00
Grading comment
多谢!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +4除草机
Denyce Seow


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +4
a weed whacker
除草机


Explanation:
Some examples of weed whackers here (refer to link).


割草机 / 除草机


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Note added at 1 hr 23 mins (2003-12-20 05:19:24 GMT)
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The History of the Weed Whacker


George Ballas invented the week whacker out of frustration while doing yardwork at his Houston home in 1971. He was annoyed of handcutting grass in unmowable places, especially between the gnarled roots of trees. With an idea in mind, he dashed to the trash can, retrieved a tin popcorn can, and threaded nylon fishing line through some punched holes. Then, he grabbed his lawn edger, removed the metal blade, and fastened the popcorn can device to the edger\'s handle. Ballas and a machinist friend refined the device.

In 1974, the first Weed Eater trimmer imitators appeared on the market. In 1976, the Weed Eater became the first trimmer to be featured on national television as Weed Eater Inc. aired a commercial during the Super Bowl. The Weed Eater soon became a household name.

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Note added at 1 hr 24 mins (2003-12-20 05:19:37 GMT)
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The History of the Weed Whacker


George Ballas invented the week whacker out of frustration while doing yardwork at his Houston home in 1971. He was annoyed of handcutting grass in unmowable places, especially between the gnarled roots of trees. With an idea in mind, he dashed to the trash can, retrieved a tin popcorn can, and threaded nylon fishing line through some punched holes. Then, he grabbed his lawn edger, removed the metal blade, and fastened the popcorn can device to the edger\'s handle. Ballas and a machinist friend refined the device.

In 1974, the first Weed Eater trimmer imitators appeared on the market. In 1976, the Weed Eater became the first trimmer to be featured on national television as Weed Eater Inc. aired a commercial during the Super Bowl. The Weed Eater soon became a household name.


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Denyce Seow
Singapore
Local time: 18:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1550
Grading comment
多谢!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  chica nueva: Could be a Weed Eater (motorised) or could be a slasher (handtool)
40 mins

agree  Danbing HE
1 hr

agree  Lu Zou
3 hrs

agree  andy95800
4 hrs
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