usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
1. (machine for harvesting) 
After the invention of the mechanical reaper, fewer people were needed in the fields.Después de la invención de la cosechadora mecánica, se necesitó de menos gente en los campos.
We used a horse-drawn reaper to collect all the wheat on the farm.Usamos una segadora tirada por caballos para juntar todo el trigo de la granja.
Why don't you use the reaper instead of collecting the grains by hand?¿Por qué no usas la agavilladora en vez de cosechar los granos a mano?
2. (occupation) 
The reapers took up their scythes and went to the fields.Los cosechadores tomaron sus guadañas y fueron al campo.
The reapers helped me to cut the rye and to sheaf it.Los segadores me ayudaron a cortar el centeno y a agavillarlo.
proper noun
3. (death) 
a. la Parca 
My sister has been afraid of dying since she had that nightmare about the Reaper.Mi hermana le tiene miedo a la muerte desde que tuvo la pesadilla con la Parca.
1. (machine) 
a. la cosechadora (F) 
reaper [ˈriːpəʳ]
1 (person) segadorasegadora (m) (f);a segadora
2 (machine) segadora (f); agavilladora (f)
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