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cutter bar

noun
  1. Also called sickle bar. (in a mower, binder, or combine) a bar with triangular guards along which a knife or blade runs.
  2. a bar holding the cutting tool in a boring machine or lathe.
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Origin of cutter bar

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • A second clipping will be required later, with cutter-bar tilted well upward.

    Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement

    Alva Agee

  • When the cutter-bar of the mower is tilted upward, the danger of smothering is reduced.

  • It had open guard fingers, a knife made of triangular sections, reciprocating in the guard, and a cutter-bar on a hinged frame.

    Inventions in the Century

    William Henry Doolittle

  • This machine does not cut the wheat close to the ground, but the cutter-bar, over twenty-five feet in length, takes off the heads.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • The basic idea in the reaper, the cutter-bar, is the whole of the mower, and the machine developed with the reaper.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson