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Definition of shadetree mechanic

shadetree mechanic

  • a hobbyist mechanic who works on their own vehicles, often in their driveway. (Perhaps underneath a tree providing shade.)
                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from "No shade needed", McCook Daily Gazette, January 18 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Feb 04 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Feb 04 2010.

  • a hobbyist mechanic who works on their own vehicles, often in their driveway, and often causing more harm than they repair.

    Last edited on Feb 04 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Feb 04 2010.

  • the title of a 1990s television series on TNN.

    Last edited on Feb 04 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Feb 04 2010.

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