threshing machine

  1. a machine for removing grains and seeds from straw and chaff.

Origin of threshing machine

First recorded in 1765–75

Words Nearby threshing machine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use threshing machine in a sentence

  • The cause of it was that the French owner had brought a threshing machine and was threshing out his wheat.

  • Mr. Grile hastened to proffer a paper of tobacco, which disappeared like a wisp of oats drawn into a threshing machine.

  • The threshing-machine passed, waving its wings, and his dead children sat with him through the night.

    The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • Each manufacturer sent his best piano, plough, threshing-machine, or sewing-machine.

    A New Atmosphere | Gail Hamilton
  • The right and left sides of a threshing machine are reckoned from the position of the feeder as he stands facing the machine.

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British Dictionary definitions for threshing machine

threshing machine

  1. a machine for threshing crops

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