noun \ˈrē-pər\

: a person or machine that cuts and collects crops

Full Definition of REAPER

:  one that reaps; especially :  any of various machines for reaping grain

First Known Use of REAPER

before 12th century


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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