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lawn mower

a hand-operated or motor-driven machine for cutting the grass of a lawn.
Also called mower.
Origin of lawn mower
1865-70 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for lawnmower
  • They cost the same as a lawnmower and they'll even throw in their special blend of self-produced fertilizer.
  • Even being trampled by kids or dogs or run over by a lawnmower doesn't faze them for long.
  • The panel on the climbing robot, about the size of a coffee tray, harvested enough power to run a small lawnmower.
  • It's a robotic lawnmower that eliminates all physical strain from cutting the lawn.
  • As he is finally surrounded, his only weapon to use is a lawnmower.
British Dictionary definitions for lawnmower

lawn mower

a hand-operated or power-operated machine with rotary blades for cutting grass on lawns
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Word Origin and History for lawnmower

lawn mower


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for lawnmower



A hard-hit grounder (1891+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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