Lawn mower
Lawn Lawn (l[add]n), n. [OE. laund, launde, F. lande heath, moor; of Celtic origin; cf. W. llan an open, clear place, llawnt a smooth rising hill, lawn, Armor. lann or lan territory, country, lann a prickly plant, pl. lannou heath, moor.] 1. An open space between woods. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

``Orchard lawns and bowery hollows.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown. [1913 Webster]

{Lawn mower}, a machine for clipping the short grass of lawns.

{Lawn tennis}, a variety of the game of tennis, played in the open air, sometimes upon a lawn, instead of in a tennis court. See {Tennis}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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