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  1. lawn mower.
  2. mowing machine.
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Origin of mower

1400–50; late Middle English: one who mows; see mow1, -er1
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  • He could run a mower, and clean a pasture of weeds in a day.


    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • Mower was a professional, and a good man when he attended to business.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise

    Burt L. Standish

  • He went after the second ball and found it, knocking it straight at Mower.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise

    Burt L. Standish

  • And Pete dropped the mower and ambled up to the office-door.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham

  • The fever spared her, but she wilted like the grass beneath the scythe of the mower.

    Ernest Linwood

    Caroline Lee Hentz

Word Origin and History for mower


early 14c., agent noun from mow (v.). Mechanical sense is from 1852.

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