power mower

noun

: a motor-driven lawn mower

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The decibel level hit 91, just below power mower level, in Schollmaier Arena when QB Max Duggan scored the Horned Frogs’ first TD. Dallas News, 10 Jan. 2023 Rake them into a pile on the lawn and run a power mower over them several times. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 20 Nov. 2022 Rake them into a pile on the lawn and run a power mower over them several times to cut them up. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 27 Nov. 2021 Unfortunately, Quattro Osteria scores high: 86 decibels, close to what a power mower registers. Washington Post, 1 Oct. 2021 And the city even sends out a power mower once a week to cut our grass. Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2019 Three years ago Courier Journal reported that city mowing crews were ignoring the city's own recommendation that residents delay mowing with gasoline powers mowers during air pollution alters. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, 9 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of power mower was in 1940

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“Power mower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20mower. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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