sewing machine

noun
any of various foot-operated or electric machines for sewing or making stitches, ranging from machines with a shuttle for a spool of thread and a needle for sewing garments to industrial machines for sewing leather, book pages together, etc.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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sewing machine
 
n
any machine designed to sew material. It is now usually driven by electric motor but is sometimes operated by a foot treadle or by hand

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Example sentences
His firm has devised a solar-powered sewing machine, for example.
The artisans who make this jacket create the pattern freehand as they guide the
  garment through a treadle-operated sewing machine.
Use a sewing machine to hem the edges of your material to prevent fraying.
Yes, a sewing machine or a refrigerator will help make an entrepreneur's ideas
  come alive.
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