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.
- 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.
- 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.
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Syllabification: thresh·ing ma·chine
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