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reaper

[ree-per] /ˈri pər/
noun
1.
a machine for cutting standing grain; reaping machine.
2.
a person who reaps.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English reper, Old English ripere. See reap, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for reaper

reaper

/ˈriːpə/
noun
1.
a person who reaps or a machine for reaping
2.
the grim reaper, death
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Word Origin and History for reaper
n.

Old English ripere, agent noun from reap (v.). As the name of a personification of death, from 1839.

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reaper in Technology

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