Definition of threshing machine in US English:

threshing machine


  • A power-driven machine for separating grain from plants.

    • ‘Thus twenty years after Jefferson built his first threshing machine, Albemarle County farmers had eagerly accepted such machines and were working to simplify as well as improve them.’
    • ‘The swish and the hum of a threshing machine, at its ancient work separating oats from straw, reverberated around the quiet rural landscape of Cloghans, near Ballina, last week.’
    • ‘From the age of six, when he began elementary school, he began constructing steam engines, threshing machines and even a glider, in the converted attic.’
    • ‘William Booker of nearby Goochland County was constructing threshing machines of his own design for a number of Virginia farmers.’
    • ‘Paterson traveled to the north of England and to Scotland where he found that threshing machines operating with a drum speed higher than his machine produced cleaner grain at a higher rate.’
    • ‘Agriculture remained woefully primitive, with equipment such as horse-drawn sowing machines, harvesters, mowers, and threshing machines extremely rare.’
    • ‘At the time Thomas Pinckney began looking for a threshing machine of the Scottish model in southern England, such machines were scarce there.’
    • ‘In two places, threshing machines had been set on rises along the highway - lest we forget where we came from.’
    • ‘The barn had a high central alley, tall enough for a threshing machine or a hay wagon.’
    • ‘Skillfully and carefully, the owner maneuvered it into position between the stacks of oats, unhitched the tractor and turned it around to the face of the threshing machine.’
    • ‘It will probably be the first time the old engine has been linked up to a threshing machine because it was built to be shipped to Australia.’
    • ‘During that period, he reached the conclusion that he needed to increase his production of wheat as a cash crop, increasing the potential value a threshing machine could bring him.’
    • ‘Besides the usual work, he made wheels and plows, repaired threshing machines, and, in 1807, his fence-building skills were considered equal to those of John Perry.’
    • ‘It is fascinating to stand and watch the threshing machine and binder, the stone crusher and the mechanical saw working away.’
    • ‘The towers were built using scrap metal from threshing machines and ploughs.’
    • ‘Most of the responding farmers had used their threshing machine, which had cost them about £50, for two years, and all were enthusiastic about its benefits.’
    • ‘Jefferson was thus able to thresh the wheat from one field, then have the threshing machine follow the harvesters to the granary in the next field.’
    • ‘Fields will be busy with horse-drawn sheaf racks and a threshing machine powered by the museum's steam tractors.’
    • ‘Utility patents are generally given for new or improved processes such as forging or for particular items or equipment such as a threshing machine.’
    • ‘A far cry from the days of potatoes and oats on every farm and, later on, was the sound of the threshing machine.’


threshing machine

/ˈTHreSHiNG məˌSHēn/