- a hand-operated or motor-driven machine for cutting the grass of a lawn.
Origin of lawn mower
First recorded in 1865–70
Also called mower.
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Examples from the Web for lawn mower
Enrique Sr. opened a lawn-mower shop and later became a locksmith.Did a CIA Agent Work for the Mob? Excerpt from Evan Wright’s New Book
June 28, 2012
We also bought a lawn-mower, the second in the town, and shaved our front yard.A Daughter of the Middle Border
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
Naturally, it had not seemed necessary to remove the lawn-mower.Penrod
Bringing the lawn-mower from the side of the house, he began to cut the grass.Detectives, Inc.
- 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
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