reaper

reaper

[ree-per]
noun
1.
a machine for cutting standing grain; reaping machine.
2.
a person who reaps.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English reper, Old English ripere. See reap, -er1

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reaper (ˈriːpə)
 
n
1.  a person who reaps or a machine for reaping
2.  the grim reaper death

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reaper definition


A prowler that GFRs files. A file removed in this way is said to have been "reaped".
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