binder twine

or binder's twine

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

Origin of binder twine

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby binder twine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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.