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[gras-kuht-er, grahs-] /ˈgræsˌkʌt ər, ˈgrɑs-/
a device used to cut grass, as a lawn mower.
Baseball. a ground ball that travels with great speed across the infield close to and barely touching the turf.
Origin of grasscutter
First recorded in 1850-55; grass + cutter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This was doubtless the identical brute that had attacked the grass-cutter.

  • "Where's the grass-cutter," I shouted, jumping off him in about as great a fury as I ever was in.

    All on the Irish Shore E. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • Towards evening he walks to the Bodhi-tree and meets a grass-cutter who offers him grass to make a seat.

  • In a moment, recognizing the catastrophe, the grass-cutter gave his best attention to the victim of his fear, but in vain.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • Two syces, or grooms for one pair of horses (the allowance being one syce and one grass-cutter to every horse).

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water

    Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
  • I keep one grass-cutter for every two horses— Pada dua-dua ekor kuda sahaya upah tukang-rumput saorang.

    A Manual of the Malay language William Edward Maxwell
  • Of course, there wasn't anything for a grass-cutter like me to do in the hills but swing a pick.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland
  • "The sahib has left his grass-cutter and his pony," said the sais, who probably had as good a notion of what was up as I had.

    All on the Irish Shore E. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • All the same, just for the fun of the thing, I put the grass-cutter up on him, and told him to trot him up and down.

    All on the Irish Shore E. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • Cheer up, old man; he's left you the grass-cutter and the pony, and what he leaves must be worth having, I'll bet!

    All on the Irish Shore E. Somerville and Martin Ross
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A very hard-hit ground ball (1868+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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