: a combination especially of business or political interests
- … Grumman Corp. lost the advanced tactical aircraft contract to the combine of McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics.
- —George J. Church
: an event at which scouts from the teams in a professional sports league gather to evaluate players in preparation for choosing which players to draft
- Every spring the National Football League conducts that most cherished of American rituals, the college draft. A couple of months before the event, prospective players show off their abilities in an athletic audition known as the combine.
- —Carl Zimmer
: a harvesting machine that heads, threshes, and cleans grain while moving over a field