Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The automatic binding machinery attached to some harvesters or reapers, by means of which the grain as it is cut is collected into sheaves and bound up with wire or twine before it leaves the machine: also, a harvester fitted with machinery of this nature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A reaping machine containing mechanism for binding the grain into sheaves.

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Examples

  • This year she has one hundred acres of fine wheat and will cut and bind it herself—using a self-binder.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • His code of ethics was evolved from the self-binder, railroaded the long haul by systems that thrive on the tariff.

    The Masques of Ottawa

  • In one instance the author treated a case wherein the fetlock joint was perforated by the sickle-guard of a self-binder.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Finally Morrison solved the problem for the whole community by placing an order, at a fabulous figure, for a self-binder from the

    The Homesteaders A Novel of the Canadian West

  • It was a mighty task to attempt with their scythes, but there was no self-binder, or even reaper, within many miles.

    The Homesteaders A Novel of the Canadian West

  • A large poster of the Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition hung in the parlour, and a Massey-Harris self-binder, in full swing, propelled by three maroon horses, swept through a waving field of golden grain, driven by an adipose individual in blue shirt and grass-green overalls.

    Sowing Seeds in Danny

  • A large poster of the Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition hung in the parlour, and a Massey-Harris self-binder, in full swing, propelled by three maroon horses, swept through a waving field of golden grain, driven by an adipose individual in blue shirt and grass-green overalls.

    Sowing Seeds in Danny

  • One day, a few years before his death, Prince Bismarck was driving on his estate, closely following a self-binder that had recently been put to work.

    The Age of Big Business; a chronicle of the captains of industry

  • Lord bless your soul, I've put a self-binder together after a pony-engine had butted it half-way through a brick deepoe!

    The Man from Home

  • The plough, the self-binder, the thresher were all invented on the farm.

    The French in the Heart of America

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