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scarifier Line breaks: scari|fier
Pronunciation: /ˈskarɪfʌɪə/

Definition of scarifier in English:


1A tool with spikes or prongs used for breaking up matted vegetation in the surface of a lawn.
Example sentences
  • Yesterday he tried to kill me by telling me it was fine to use the lawn scarifier without a power breaker in the circuit.
  • It's hard work so hire a petrol-driven scarifier for large areas.
  • They built a scarifier - a device that will disk, turn, or till the soil to prepare it for receiving seeds - to pull behind their pole skidder after harvesting a birch plot.
1.1A machine with spikes used for breaking up the surface of a road.
Example sentences
  • The Maintainer, 14 ft. long and 7 ft., 5 in. wide, offers five hydraulic attachments: scarifier, side dozer, bulldozer, front-end loader, and berm leveler.
  • So available attachments include snowplows, dozer blades, rippers, scarifiers, and windrow eliminators.
  • Its Lombardini engine gives 47 hp, its cab is fully enclosed, its scarifier is center-mounted, and it offers two-speed hydrostatic drive and tandem drive.
1.2chiefly Australian A machine with spikes or prongs used for loosening soil.
Example sentences
  • It's clever, biting and funny and it rakes over the Mallee like a fifty-foot scarifier turns the soil of a wheat field.
  • During 1878 one local factory employed thirty-five people and produced hundreds of ploughs and numerous harrows, reapers and scarifiers for the farmers.

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