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lawn mower

a hand-operated or motor-driven machine for cutting the grass of a lawn.
Also, lawnmower.
Also called mower.
Origin of lawn mower
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for lawn mower
  • Of-course this also requires a large lawn mower, gas trimmer and other gas-powered tools to maintain.
  • Citizens can donate their gas-powered lawn mower in exchange for a new electric or reel-style lawn mower.
  • As an alternative to raking and bagging leaves, simply run your lawn mower over your fallen leaves and let them lie on the lawn.
British Dictionary definitions for lawn mower

lawn mower

a hand-operated or power-operated machine with rotary blades for cutting grass on lawns
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for lawn mower

also lawn-mower, 1853 as a type of machine to cut grass, from lawn (n.1) + mower.

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