lawn mower


: a machine for cutting grass on lawns

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An electric lawn mower will require less maintenance than a gas mower, while a gas mower is traditionally the most powerful and professional option. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Apr. 2023 The wide sonar beam works like a lawn mower, going back and forth over an area to get a full picture. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Mar. 2023 Looking for the best electric lawn mower? Maren Estrada, BGR, 28 June 2021 Individual residents transporting the restricted items, which include firewood, lawn mowers, outdoor grills and recreational vehicles, are asked to inspect items for lantern flies using a checklist provided by the department. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 6 Mar. 2023 There’s a removable tow bar that can attach to your tractor or lawn mower—the machine weighs 430 pounds so moving it without a vehicle is rather strenuous. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Feb. 2023 Ring cameras in your robot lawn mower! Wired, 8 Aug. 2022 It’s got 200,000 miles on it, and in the bed of the pickup lies his Honda GVC160 lawn mower. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, 12 Aug. 2021 Another cool feature of this lawn mower is its ability to switch between functionalities. Micki Wagner, Popular Mechanics, 14 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lawn mower was in 1858

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“Lawn mower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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lawn mower

: a machine for cutting grass on lawns

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