Definition of harvester in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhärvəstər/ /ˈhɑrvəstər/

Translate harvester into Spanish


  • 1A person or machine that gathers crops as a harvest.

    ‘back-breaking labor as hired sugar beet harvesters’
    • ‘the world's first mechanical harvester of grapes’
    • ‘There will be different proficiencies between individual workers on the grounds; this is true for harvesters of all horticultural crops.’
    • ‘The harvester of bamboo shoots looks for cracks on the surface of the earth and digs up the emerging shoots almost before they come out.’
    • ‘An ethical harvester of wild plants ponders the best way to preserve and protect the wild plants he depends on.’
    • ‘A whiff of corn dust was sent my way by that day's early season harvesters of our spotty, weakened crop.’
    • ‘Pesticides slowly destroy the health of coffee harvesters and the fragile environment surrounding them.’
    • ‘It is a fair trade, environmentally and economically just coffee that allows the coffee harvesters to be paid a living wage.’
    • ‘The farmer jumped off the grain harvester he was driving.’
    • ‘He worked for nearly a decade as a lettuce harvester.’
    • ‘The maize harvesters are working flat out, with all the signs pointing to excellent yields and feed quality from early-drilled crops.’
    • ‘We asked the onion harvesters to wear protective goggles, which are used in industry for spray or injection protection.’
    1. 1.1A person who catches or kills animals for human consumption.
      ‘coastal fish harvesters are always the first to notice the decline of fish stocks’
      • ‘These crofter-fish harvesters were skilled at and knowledgeable about fishing for such purposes.’
      • ‘They are managed locally as common property, but there is no state recognition of local fish harvesters' rights to manage the resource.’
      • ‘Speaking fluent French was a real asset in the land of the Cajuns, and most fun was working with the trappers, duck hunters, and alligator harvesters with their leases.’
      • ‘It's an amazing sort of an island that had its own community of bird harvesters and wool gatherers who lived there autonomously.’
      • ‘Clam harvesters are starting to look at an ecosystem-based approach to managing their resource.’
      • ‘Audio or video recordings were made of each interview during on-the-land workshops with elders and caribou harvesters.’
      • ‘Modern equipment has thus made it possible for fish harvesters to identify virtually all lobster habitats in the bay that are worth fishing.’
      • ‘It looks like another good year for lobster harvesters on the Eastern Shore.’
      • ‘Clam and mussel harvesters have been helped by the dry weather, with few flats being shut down because of bacterial pollution caused by runoff from rainstorms.’
      • ‘The three-year ban has left the state's environmental law-enforcement officers chasing illegal herring harvesters who have become increasingly more difficult to catch.’
    2. 1.2A person or organization that collects or obtains a resource for future use.
      ‘one of the world's biggest harvesters of the sun's energy’
      • ‘One of the finest harvesters of talents, he is once again working his magic and bringing some fresh and creative blood into his roster.’
      • ‘China is to throw its economic might behind a national solar power plan that could result in it becoming one of the world's biggest harvesters of the sun's energy.’
      • ‘It originally developed its small silicon "energy harvester" to power sensors in automobiles.’
      • ‘I have received an email imploring me to sign a petition that's probably an email harvester.’
      • ‘He keeps an eye on the four helium harvesters that constantly roam the surface.’
      • ‘Massive information harvesters offer the world near infinite information at near instant speeds.’
      • ‘This is a technique that password harvesters use to lull you into thinking you're accessing an official page — most folks don't bother checking more than the’
      • ‘The girls had the distinction of being successful rainwater harvesters.’
      • ‘If the site is not itself a spam harvester, they certainly are not making any effort to obscure the addresses they have collected.’
      • ‘She said: "If you are interested in becoming a beekeeper, you will become a woodworker, a geneticist and a honey harvester."’