- any of various machines for reaping grain, often fitted with a device for automatically throwing out bundles of the cut grain.
Origin of reaping machine
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for reaping machine
The reaping-machine was in sight now; it had stopped on the hillside.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The reaping-machine began to rattle as he came up, and work was ready for him.The Open Air
The inventor of the reaping-machine died on the 13th of May, 1884.
Bell, a Scotch minister, also contrived a reaping-machine that was tried in 1828.
The reaping-machine has banished such memories from the stubble.Nature Near London