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noun Agriculture.
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • Like pulling a threshing-machine out of the mud; breaks your back.

    O Pioneers!

    Willa Cather

  • It was well known, however, that we were not to get the threshing-machine at all.

    The Copperhead

    Harold Frederic

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for threshing machine

threshing machine

noun
  1. a machine for threshing crops
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