threshing machine

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threshing machine (plural threshing machines)

  1. (agriculture, dated) A farm machine for threshing grain.
    • 1941 June, “Notes and News: The Derelict Glyn Valley Tramway”, in Railway Magazine, pages 279-280:
      There are numerous sheds in the now grass-grown yard, most of which now house threshing machines and farm carts instead of locomotives and rolling stock, although [in] the roofs of some are gaping holes.
    Synonym: thresher