binder twine

or binder's twine


noun
  1. a strong, coarse twine, as of sisal, used especially in binding sheaves of grain and bales of hay.

Origin of binder twine

1
First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby binder twine

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How to use binder twine in a sentence

  • binder twine had for years been classified with ploughs and harvesters rather than with ropes and cordage.

  • That was twenty-one years ago, when the famous “Binder-Twine Trust” set out with the black flag flying.

    The Romance of the Reaper | Herbert Newton Casson
  • At that time he did much to solve the binder-twine problem—how to get better twine and plenty of it.

    The Romance of the Reaper | Herbert Newton Casson
  • Another method of keeping the straw in place is by stretching binder twine directly over the row.

    The Gladiolus | Matthew Crawford
  • The binder-twine is invisible, and has not altered the eternal classic form of the sheaf.