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mowing machine

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

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
Also called mower.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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

  • After this I grow weeds or clover, but use a mowing-machine.

    The Apple