lawn mower


Definition of lawn mower 

: a machine for cutting grass on lawns

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The items include ketchup, lawn mowers and motor boats. Annabelle Liang, The Seattle Times, "Asian stocks fall on weak data ahead of US-China tariffs," 1 July 2018 Jake Brandspigel, the Stihl product service supervisor who explained these parts to us, learned his job the old-fashioned way, by repairing lawn mowers as a teen. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Watch Us Take Apart a Chainsaw Into 297 Pieces," 24 June 2015 Last year, the company repossessed more than 25,500 vehicles — including tractor trailers and riding lawn mowers. Todd C. Frankel,, "Riding with the repo man: as auto loan defaults rise, car repossessions skyrocket," 16 May 2018 Someone entered a garage in the 1000 block of South Lombard Avenue and stole a lawn mower valued at $250 between 3:10 p.m. and 3:29 p.m. July 8. Staff Report,, "Police: Oak Park resident robbed while walking on Austin Boulevard," 14 July 2018 Whitlow grass often matures at under two inches tall, and lawn mowers simply eliminate the competition. Dave Taft, New York Times, "A Spring Frost? Or Are Those Flowers?," 19 Apr. 2018 Never allow a child to ride on a riding lawn mower with you. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Toddler injured in horrific lawn mower accident northeast of metro Detroit," 9 June 2018 An Husqvarna lawn mower was stolen from a residential driveway. Washington Post, "Southern Maryland crime report," 12 July 2018 While all of the acts drew cheers, in what has become an annual rite, much of the anticipation in the crowd was what current affairs topic would the lawn mower team select this year to lampoon. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Controversial lawn mowers, firetruck sirens and crowds cheering the parade – a typical July 4 in Lake Bluff," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of lawn mower

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lawn mower was in 1869

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English Language Learners Definition of lawn mower

: a machine used for cutting the grass on lawns

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: a machine used to mow the grass on lawns

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