threshing machine

threshing machine
'threshing ma.chine
a machine used for separating grains of corn, wheat etc from the rest of the plant

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  • threshing machine — n. a machine for threshing grain …   English World dictionary

  • Threshing machine — The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine (or simply thresher), was a machine first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. It was invented (c.1784) for the separation of grain from… …   Wikipedia

  • threshing machine — machine that separates grain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • threshing machine — /ˈθrɛʃɪŋ məʃin/ (say threshing muhsheen) noun a machine for separating the grain and seeds from wheat, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • threshing machine — thresh′ing machine n. agr. a machine for removing grains and seeds from straw and chaff • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • threshing machine — A machine which separates grain from the straw, often called a separator. A machine, which, in its most complete form, beats the grain from the ears of cereals, separates the grain from the straw, and winnows it from the chaff. Cook v Massey, 38… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • threshing machine — noun a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw • Syn: ↑thresher, ↑thrasher • Derivationally related forms: ↑thrash (for: ↑thrasher), ↑thresh (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • threshing machine — noun Date: 1775 a machine for separating grain crops into grain or seeds and straw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • threshing machine — Agric. a machine for removing grains and seeds from straw and chaff. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • threshing machine — noun (C) a machine used for separating the grain from the rest of corn, wheat etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English