lawn mower


Definition of lawn mower

: a machine for cutting grass on lawns

Examples of lawn mower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its gravelly thrum is about as pleasing as hearing a lawn mower at 7:00 a.m. on a Sunday. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, "$50,000 Sports Sedans Compared: 2020 BMW M235i Gran Coupe vs. 2020 Cadillac CT4-V vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35," 8 Oct. 2020 On average, there are 35,000 injuries — 90 American deaths — per year from lawn mower incidents. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: If anthem must be played, keep players off the field," 19 Sep. 2020 Her husband put the lawn mower atop a table on the back porch. Jay Reeves, Star Tribune, "'IN ATTIC HELP': Couple rescued from storm Sally by firefighter on Jet Ski," 17 Sep. 2020 Previously, the backyard shed was just a place to park a riding lawn mower. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, "Friends said 'Why the Saints? Nobody likes them!' But this Canadian became a Who Dat anyhow," 17 Sep. 2020 Conversely, these shears cut horizontally and are designed to reach under bushes, around trees, and other areas where a lawn mower is too bulky. Anthony Marcusa,, "The best long-handle grass shear," 4 Aug. 2020 Milt, of Arlington, did not mean to run the lawn mower over the clematis his wife had just planted. John Kelly, Washington Post, "When it comes to uncomfortable truths, some things are better left unsaid," 29 July 2020 No bigger than a quarter, the coqui makes an ear-splitting call as loud as a lawn mower: Ko-kee! Rene Ebersole, National Geographic, "National parks are being overrun by invasive species," 24 June 2020 And watch out for sharp objects, including small rocks kicked out by your lawn mower, which could cause permanent damage to a less pricey option. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "Can’t go to the pool or beach? Time for an above-ground pool," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of lawn mower

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lawn mower was in 1858

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21 Oct 2020

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“Lawn mower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lawn mower

: a machine used for cutting the grass on lawns

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Kids Definition of lawn mower

: a machine used to mow the grass on lawns

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