Threshing floor
Thrashing Thrash"ing, a. & n. from {Thrash}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Thrashing floor}, {Threshing-floor}, or {Threshing floor}, a floor or area on which grain is beaten out.

{Thrashing machine}, a machine for separating grain from the straw. [1913 Webster]


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  • Threshing-floor — Thrashing Thrash ing, a. & n. from {Thrash}, v. [1913 Webster] {Thrashing floor}, {Threshing floor}, or {Threshing floor}, a floor or area on which grain is beaten out. {Thrashing machine}, a machine for separating grain from the straw. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Threshing floor — A threshing floor is a specially flattened surface made either of rock or beaten earth where the farmer would thresh the grain harvest. The threshing floor was either owned by the entire village or by a single family. It was usually located… …   Wikipedia

  • threshing floor — noun The floor of a threshing house or similar area where grain is threshed …   Wiktionary

  • threshing floor — noun a floor or ground area for threshing or treading out grain • Hypernyms: ↑area …   Useful english dictionary

  • threshing-floor — surface on which grain is separated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • threshing-floor — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Threshing — is the process of loosening the edible part of cereal grain from the scaly, inedible chaff that surrounds it. It is the step in grain preparation before winnowing, which separates the loosened chaff from the grain. Threshing does not remove the… …   Wikipedia

  • Threshing-board — A threshing board is an obsolete farm implement used to separate cereals from their straw; that is, to thresh. It is a thick board, made with a variety of slats, with a shape between rectangular and trapezoidal, with the frontal part somewhat… …   Wikipedia

  • floor — floorless, adj. /flawr, flohr/, n. 1. that part of a room, hallway, or the like, that forms its lower enclosing surface and upon which one walks. 2. a continuous, supporting surface extending horizontally throughout a building, having a number of …   Universalium

  • floor — [[t]flɔr, floʊr[/t]] n. 1) the part of a room that forms its lower enclosing surface and upon which one walks 2) a continuous supporting surface extending horizontally throughout a building and constituting one level or stage in the structure;… …   From formal English to slang

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