: one that reaps; especially : any of various machines for reaping grain
First Known Use of REAPER
before 12th century
reaper noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Any farm machine that cuts grain (cereal). Early reapers simply cut the crop and dropped it unbound. Modern machines include harvesters, combines (see combine harvester), and binders, which also perform other harvesting operations. See also Cyrus H. McCormick.
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