Definition of combine harvester in English:

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combine harvester

noun

British
An agricultural machine that reaps, threshes, and cleans a cereal crop in one operation.
Example sentences
  • This can take place prior to harvest due to disturbance of the canopy by wind or during harvesting as the combine harvester machinery moves through the crop.
  • He explains how grateful he was when the club found some missing linkage off his combine harvester which saved him a couple of otherwise lost days.
  • It puts one in mind of a combine harvester where processes of cutting, threshing, and cleaning grain take place simultaneously - broadly coordinated but at the same time independent of one another.

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