- a machine for removing grains and seeds from straw and chaff.
Origin of threshing machine
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for threshing machine
Like pulling a threshing-machine out of the mud; breaks your back.O Pioneers!
It was well known, however, that we were not to get the threshing-machine at all.The Copperhead
During most of the winter Pelle drove the horse for the threshing-machine.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete
Martin Anderson Nexo
Then he takes them to the threshing-machine, which knocks the little oats off the stalks.Seven O'Clock Stories
Robert Gordon Anderson
But it was a threshing-machine, covered with black cloths that moved in the wind.The Devourers
Annie Vivanti Chartres
- a machine for threshing crops
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