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grasscutter

[gras-kuht-er, grahs-]
noun
  1. a device used to cut grass, as a lawn mower.
  2. Baseball. a ground ball that travels with great speed across the infield close to and barely touching the turf.
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Origin of grasscutter

First recorded in 1850–55; grass + cutter
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • This was doubtless the identical brute that had attacked the grass-cutter.

    Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier

    James Inglis

  • "Where's the grass-cutter," I shouted, jumping off him in about as great a fury as I ever was in.

    All on the Irish Shore

    E. Somerville and Martin Ross

  • Towards evening he walks to the Bodhi-tree and meets a grass-cutter who offers him grass to make a seat.

  • In a moment, recognizing the catastrophe, the grass-cutter gave his best attention to the victim of his fear, but in vain.

    A Civil Servant in Burma

    Herbert Thirkel White

  • Two syces, or grooms for one pair of horses (the allowance being one syce and one grass-cutter to every horse).

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water

    Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent