lawn mower


Definition of lawn mower 

: a machine for cutting grass on lawns

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Some people donated supplies - a leaf blower and a lawn mower - to help his business. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.,, "A white woman called police on a black 12-year-old who was mowing grass," 30 June 2018 The chain, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early Monday, relies heavily on the sales of refrigerators, lawn mowers and other appliances to drive foot traffic. Tiffany Hsu, The Seattle Times, "When Sears was everywhere: espionage, politics and fine art," 15 Oct. 2018 Furthermore, since many engines—boats, motorcycles, school buses, lawn mowers and millions of older cars—can’t use the fuel, stations still must make the investment in new pumps for a limited slice of customers. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Ethanol’s Field of Dreams Gets More Real," 9 Oct. 2018 Lowe's donated a new riding lawn mower to the 9-year-old boy after the company heard about the child’s scary ordeal that happened over the weekend. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "North Carolina boy robbed at gunpoint while selling lemonade gets lawn mower," 7 Aug. 2018 The items include ketchup, lawn mowers and motor boats. Washington Post, "Asian stocks sink on weak data ahead of US-China tariffs," 2 July 2018 The taxes on items including ketchup, lawn mowers and motor boats amount to $12.6 billion. Rob Gillies,, "Whiskey, ketchup and motorboats: Canada responds to Trump with $12B in tariffs," 29 June 2018 On one side of the street, there’s a row of modest houses, the buzz of lawn mowers and the snapping of laundry in the breeze; on the other, all’s quiet, just a double perimeter of barbed wire around the looming prison walls. Samantha Melamed,, "Can the rural prison economy survive the era of decarceration?," 7 June 2018 Honda, the worldwide maker of cars and motorcycles and lawn mowers, is doubling down on aircraft manufacturing. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Honda's New Business Jet Has Longer Range—and a Toilet Seatbelt," 30 May 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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Kids Definition of lawn mower

: a machine used to mow the grass on lawns

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