1Separate grain from (a plant), typically with a flail or by the action of a revolving mechanism: machinery that can reap and thresh corn in the same process (as noun threshing) farm workers started the afternoon’s threshing
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- When they had secured Charles's crops, and threshed his corn, the only thing remaining to them was to return home.
- Yields for dryland crops will be low, making it difficult to keep enough material flowing into the combine to effectively thresh the crop without excessive damage to kernels and beans.
- The hired girls especially identify with the plough; they all had to help their families with the farms: herding cattle, growing crops, and threshing wheat.
Old English therscan, later threscan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dorsen and German dreschen. Compare with thrash.
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