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harvester

[hahr-vuh-ster] /ˈhɑr və stər/
noun
1.
a person who harvests; reaper.
2.
any of various farm machines for harvesting field crops.
3.
an orange-brown butterfly, Feniseca tarquinius, the larvae of which are predacious on aphids.
Origin of harvester
1580-1590
1580-90; harvest + -er1
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  • "Then I will go alone," said the harvester, picking up the bucket and starting.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • And so there arose the first consolidation in the harvester business.

    The Romance of the Reaper Herbert Newton Casson
  • She cuddled against the harvester and lifting a tremulous white hand, drew it across his unshaven cheek.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • Since the great failure, he has been in the harvester business only intermittently.

    The Romance of the Reaper Herbert Newton Casson
  • The harvester cried once more and peered across the lake, watching for the shadow of silent wings.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • This was the first and only “easy money” that was ever made in the harvester world.

    The Romance of the Reaper Herbert Newton Casson
  • The harvester felt able that morning to find his Dream Girl without assistance before the day was over.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • Whoever operates a harvester must not only be intelligent: he must be free.

    The Romance of the Reaper Herbert Newton Casson
  • It paid to collect those leaves, so the harvester hastily stripped the amount he wanted.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • All know that a harvester is largely constructed of iron and steel.

    Fox Trapping A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
British Dictionary definitions for harvester

harvester

/ˈhɑːvɪstə/
noun
1.
a person who harvests
2.
a harvesting machine, esp a combine harvester
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Word Origin and History for harvester
n.

"a reaper," 1590s; agent noun from harvest (v.). Meaning "machine for reaping and binding" is from 1847.

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