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[moh-er] /ˈmoʊ ər/
Origin of mower
1400-50; late Middle English: one who mows; see mow1, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He could run a mower, and clean a pasture of weeds in a day.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • mower was a professional, and a good man when he attended to business.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • He went after the second ball and found it, knocking it straight at mower.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • And Pete dropped the mower and ambled up to the office-door.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
  • The fever spared her, but she wilted like the grass beneath the scythe of the mower.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • I discarded pump and hose to move reluctantly toward the mower.

  • Not a man of the Guard escaped; they fell like grass before the mower.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
Word Origin and History for mower

early 14c., agent noun from mow (v.). Mechanical sense is from 1852.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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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