lawnmower

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A lawn mowing machine

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lawn +‎ mower

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lawnmower (plural lawnmowers)

  1. Any of the electrical or mechanical machines used for cutting grass.
    • 1877, Queensland. Dept. of Public Instruction, Report of the Secretary for Public Instruction
      It is only a small school, but this year the committee has expended £105 in reforming the garden, painting the fences, making a tennis court and lawn, purchasing a lawnmower etc.
    • 1912, O. Henry, Rolling Stones
      here was an ordinary man out of the city directory that subscribes for magazines and pushes the lawnmower in his shirt-sleeves of evenings.
  2. A person who landscapes and in particular mows lawns.

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