lawn mower

or lawn·mow·er

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Origin of lawn mower

First recorded in 1865–70
Also called mower.
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Related Words for lawn mower

mower, cutter, trimmer

Examples from the Web for lawn mower

Contemporary Examples of lawn mower

Historical Examples of lawn mower

  • We also bought a lawn-mower, the second in the town, and shaved our front yard.

  • But mostly he drags the cruel burden of Connor's lawn-mower.

    Athalie

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Ranny shuddered now when he thought of what the lawn-mower alone had cost him.

    The Combined Maze

    May Sinclair

  • Naturally, it had not seemed necessary to remove the lawn-mower.

    Penrod

    Booth Tarkington

  • Bringing the lawn-mower from the side of the house, he began to cut the grass.

    Detectives, Inc.

    William Heyliger


British Dictionary definitions for lawn mower

lawn mower

noun
  1. a hand-operated or power-operated machine with rotary blades for cutting grass on lawns
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Word Origin and History for lawn mower
n.

also lawn-mower, 1853 as a type of machine to cut grass, from lawn (n.1) + mower.

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