mowing machine



a machine for mowing or cutting down grass, grain, etc.

Origin of mowing machine

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
Also called mower. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mowing machine

Historical Examples of mowing machine

  • He ran toward the mowing-machine, waving his hands and shouting.

    Bobby of Cloverfield Farm

    Helen Fuller Orton

  • He attempted to remove a bunch of grass that had clogged the sickle of a mowing-machine.

  • A mowing-machine wheel is keyed to the outer end of the tumbling rod.

    Farm Mechanics

    Herbert A. Shearer

  • If you look at a mowing-machine, you will see it is nothing but a lot of shears.

    Acres of Diamonds

    Russell H. Conwell

  • I cultivate while the trees are young, and use only harrow and mowing-machine after they begin to bear.

    The Apple