- a machine for mowing or cutting down grass, grain, etc.
Origin of mowing machine
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
Also called mower.
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Examples from the Web for mowing machine
He ran toward the mowing-machine, waving his hands and shouting.Bobby of Cloverfield Farm
Helen Fuller Orton
He attempted to remove a bunch of grass that had clogged the sickle of a mowing-machine.Birth of a Reformation
A mowing-machine wheel is keyed to the outer end of the tumbling rod.Farm Mechanics
Herbert A. Shearer
If you look at a mowing-machine, you will see it is nothing but a lot of shears.Acres of Diamonds
Russell H. Conwell
After this I grow weeds or clover, but use a mowing-machine.The Apple