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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. 2017.
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  • It had to be made with the ax, the plow, the reaper, the mower; in every form of industry; all to produce these splendid results.

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

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • He nodded toward where the man in the blue overalls was unhitching the horse from the mower.

    Left Tackle Thayer Ralph Henry Barbour
  • He could run a mower, and clean a pasture of weeds in a day.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • His enemies fell before him like ripe grain in the swath of the mower's sickle.

    The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton
  • mower was a professional, and a good man when he attended to business.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • The stretch and retraction of the mower's arms, the swift, bright curving as the scythe cut deeper, fascinated me.

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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