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 For Jacob and Teri Partida in Utah County, a shorter drive would have reduced some of the panic when their 4-year-old daughter, Brailey, was severely injured in a lawn mower accident in August 2016. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, "New Primary Children’s Hospital campus in Lehi will bear Miller family’s name," 19 Nov. 2020 Police said the thief then dropped the lawn mower and fled. Andrews Mcmeel Syndication, Star Tribune, "News of the weird:," 13 Nov. 2020 The Premier is a great partner for your rideable lawn mower. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Leaf Mulchers to Clean Up Your Lawn This Fall," 26 Oct. 2020 The impact of the crash demolished a riding lawn mower and a push mower, with machine parts scattered everywhere. Carol Robinson |, al, "Female motorcyclist seriously injured in west Birmingham crash," 22 Oct. 2020 Push aerators must be pushed along the lawn like a lawn mower. Lauren Corona,, "The best manual lawn aerator," 17 Oct. 2020 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

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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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26 Nov 2020

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“Lawn mower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 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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