reaping machine

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  1. any of various machines for reaping grain, often fitted with a device for automatically throwing out bundles of the cut grain.

Origin of reaping machine

First recorded in 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for reaping machine

binder, picker

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Historical Examples of reaping machine

  • The reaping-machine was in sight now; it had stopped on the hillside.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • The reaping-machine began to rattle as he came up, and work was ready for him.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies

  • The inventor of the reaping-machine died on the 13th of May, 1884.


    Philip Gengembre Hubert

  • Bell, a Scotch minister, also contrived a reaping-machine that was tried in 1828.


    Philip Gengembre Hubert

  • The reaping-machine has banished such memories from the stubble.

    Nature Near London

    Richard Jefferies