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reaper (n.)

Middle English repere (early 14c. in surnames), "a harvester, one who cuts grain with a sickle or other instrument," replacing Old English ripere, agent noun from reap (v.). Sense of "a machine for cutting grain" is by 1844. As the name of a personification of death, from 1839.

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Definitions of reaper from WordNet
1
reaper (n.)
someone who helps to gather the harvest;
Synonyms: harvester
reaper (n.)
farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields;
Synonyms: harvester
2
Reaper (n.)
Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe;
Synonyms: Grim Reaper
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