reaper

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noun reap·er \ ˈrē-pər \

Definition of reaper

:one that reaps; especially :any of various machines for reaping grain

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First Known Use of reaper

before 12th century



REAPER Defined for English Language Learners

reaper

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Definition of reaper for English Language Learners

  • : a person or machine that cuts and collects crops


REAPER Defined for Kids

reaper

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noun reap·er \ ˈrē-pər \

Definition of reaper for Students

:a worker or machine that harvests crops


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