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threshing machine

noun, Agriculture
a machine for removing grains and seeds from straw and chaff.
Origin of threshing machine
1765-75 Unabridged
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  • Levin invents a buckwheat-threshing machine and it scorches the buckwheat.
  • Workers also were needed to operate the steam engine, or tractor, hitched to the threshing machine.
  • Later, a threshing machine and a turning lathe were built on the mill platform.
  • After drying, the chestnuts are put in a threshing machine to be shelled.
  • He invented the little horse power threshing machine, built a little dam there and fixed him a power wheel, a water wheel.
  • Upon this dirt floor the grain was poured as it came from the separator of the threshing machine.
British Dictionary definitions for threshing machine

threshing machine

a machine for threshing crops
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