threshing machine

thresh·ing machine | \ˈthre-shiŋ-, ˈthra-\

Definition of threshing machine 

: a machine for separating grain crops into grain or seeds and straw

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Royer also did primitive American paintings of his childhood, of barn raisings and threshing machines, Vallillo said. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Acclaimed singer/songwriter Vallillo to honor state bicentennial at Grayslake concert," 7 June 2018 Students have worked on projects in Bangladesh, Brazil and Ethiopia, where a portable threshing machine was developed for farmers. Gary Warth,, "SDSU faculty tour Tijuana, collaborate with Mexico school," 4 Sep. 2017

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1775, in the meaning defined above

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: a machine used to separate grain from harvested plants

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