Definition of "threshing-machine" [threshing-machine]

  • (noun) In agriculture, a steam-, water-, or horse-power 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.

Use "threshing-machine" in a sentence

  • "He compared himself to a horse harnessed to a threshing-machine."
  • "If a dairyman will feed his cows as a thresher feeds the cylinder of his threshing-machine, he will find that the milk will flow from the one about as steadily as the grain falls from the other."
  • "The ideal of industrial agriculture is to do away with the agricultural labourer altogether and to set a man who does odd jobs to tend a steam-plough or a threshing-machine."