threshing machine


thresh·​ing machine ˈthre-shiŋ- How to pronounce threshing machine (audio)
: a machine for separating grain crops into grain or seeds and straw

Examples of threshing machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of my fondest childhood memories is of visiting my maternal grandparents’ farm and watching the intricate moving mechanisms of the threshing machine. IEEE Spectrum, 31 Oct. 2019 Twelve days into the mission, Jane Poynter, a young Englishwoman in charge of the farm, put her hand in a threshing machine while winnowing rice. Jordan Fisher Smith, Discover Magazine, 20 Dec. 2010 The King family from Morgan Township took a break from threshing wheat next to their 1939 John Deere threshing machine that can be used for small grains like wheat, oats, and barley. Shelley Jones, Chicago Tribune, 23 Sep. 2022 Two stories tall and 30 feet long, the Wolf is a 48-year-old German threshing machine, as gray as an aircraft carrier and as scarred as Frankenstein’s monster. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2019 Royer also did primitive American paintings of his childhood, of barn raisings and threshing machines, Vallillo said. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, 7 June 2018 Students have worked on projects in Bangladesh, Brazil and Ethiopia, where a portable threshing machine was developed for farmers. Gary Warth,, 4 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of threshing machine was in 1775

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“Threshing machine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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threshing machine

: a machine used for separating grain or seeds from straw
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