threshing machine

noun
thresh·​ing machine | \ ˈthre-shiŋ- How to pronounce threshing machine (audio) , ˈthra- \

Definition of threshing machine

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

Examples of threshing machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "If this isn’t hop country, why is San Diego harvesting a bumper crop?," 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, "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, sandiegouniontribune.com, "SDSU faculty tour Tijuana, collaborate with Mexico school," 4 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of threshing machine

1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Threshing machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threshing%20machine. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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threshing machine

noun

Kids Definition of threshing machine

: a machine used to separate grain from harvested plants

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