Definition of chaff-cutter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHafˌkədər/


chiefly historical
A machine for chopping hay and straw for use as fodder.
Example sentences
  • The softer side, for example the love and steadfastness of Antigone, is simply uncut hay for the chaff-cutter, the material and not the form of life.
  • Do you have a Horwood Bagshaw chaff-cutter with screw bagger fitted please?
  • In 1909 JLS patented a Safety Shield for Chaff Cutters, a safety device for the feed of chaff-cutters.

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Syllabification: chaff-cut·ter

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