from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who winnows
  • n. A form of fan used for winnowing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, winnows; specifically, a winnowing machine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who winnows; also, an apparatus for winnowing.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A tool called a winnower then cracks and discards the husks, and the beans are ground into small bits called nibs.


  • With so little time to reach voters over such a wide area, television advertising is more essential in the next phase of the race -- and comes at a high cost that may be the ultimate winnower of the presidential field.

    Race Is Fluid

  • But if the stalk be tall, you would do right, I hold, to cut it half-way down, whereby the thresher and the winnower will be saved some extra labour (which both may well be spared) .362 The stalk left standing in the field, when burnt down (as burnt it will be, I presume), will help to benefit the soil; 363 and laid on as manure, will serve to swell the volume of manure. 364


  • At another project in Mali the responsibility of DMA/CMDT/CEPAZE (see Appendix 2), the use of a manual or motor-driven decorticator/winnower, an animal - or motor-driven grinder, and a centrifuge has been investigated.

    Chapter 6

  • A manually operated machine with an inbuilt winnower having a throughput of 150 kg/h costs £1140; this can also be supplied powered by an electric motor or diesel engine.

    Chapter 9

  • Decortication in a hammer mill followed by husk separation in a winnower.

    Chapter 9

  • The prices of the hammer mill and winnower are 61000 and 28000 Bfrs, respectively.

    Chapter 9

  • This company manufactures a groundnut decorticator and a separate winnower costing 32000 and 28000 Bfrs, respectively.

    Chapter 9

  • It includes instructions on building the manual sheller as well as other groundnut equipment such as a stripper/winnower, a motorized peanut sheller, a grinder, and two types of planters.

    1. The jab-seeder a tool for manual seeding

  • A winnower separates the grain from the bran by tossing the dehulled grain into the air while a fan blows the bran away.

    1. The jab-seeder a tool for manual seeding


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