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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

machine that makes bales, 1888, agent noun from bale (v.).


n. 1 A machine for creating bales, e.g., of hay or cotton. 2 A person who creates bales, either by operate or feed such a machine, or by creating the bales by hand.


A baler is a piece of farm machinery used to compress a cut and raked crop (such as hay, cotton, straw, or silage) into compact bales that are easy to handle, transport, and store. Several different types of balers are commonly used, each producing a different type of bale – rectangular or cylindrical, of various sizes, bound with twine, strapping, netting, or wire.

Industrial balers are also used in material recycling facilities, primarily for baling metal, plastic, or paper for transport.

Baler (film)

Baler is a 2008 drama film and the official entry of VIVA Films in the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival, starring Anne Curtis and Jericho Rosales. Its first screening was on December 25, 2008, simultaneously with the rest of the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival film entries.

Baler (disambiguation)

A baler is a piece of farm machinery. Baler may also refer to:

  • Baler, Aurora, a municipality in Aurora, Philippines
  • Baler (film), a 2008 film
  • Baler, or Baler shell, a sea snail in the Melo genus

Usage examples of "baler".

The locator listed Baler as being assigned to the Shore-Based Intermediate Maintenance Activity, or SIMA, at Mayport, Florida.

Dan could not tell if Baler was avoiding the question, or sincerely did not know anything.

They took their sandwiches back to 614 and he reviewed for her his conversation with Lieutenant Baler, including the news about the prior joint NIS-USS Luce investigation in which, by the way, one Mr.

The mortgage on the farm was nearly due, and the loan payment on the hay baler Biff had bought two years before.

I gave the boat a cleansing with baler and sponge, redded her up after a fashion, and finally moored her off with a shore-line, some twenty yards out on the placid water.

Sitting on a thwart up near the mast, Sinclair, the young soldier, had the baler to his head.

He lifted the baler and let a couple of drops trickle slowly into his mouth.

Sinclair half rose from his thwart, clawed fingers reaching for the baler, but Nicolson easily pushed him away, and he sank back heavily on his seat, bent forward, cradled his face in his hands and shook his head slowly from side to side.

The tube of the life-preserver was held over the baler, and out trickled a small quantity of pure water, two thimblefuls apiece.

He now dipped his baler into the stream and found it pure and tolerably cool.

As they proceeded, he marked roughly on the side of his tin baler, with the point of a pin borrowed from Helen, the form of the coast line.

He dipped the baler into the fresh water he had brought with him for their daily supply, and dashed it on her forehead.

When he had obtained a sufficient quantity he returned to the boathouse, made a small fire of chips, and, filling his tin baler with water, he set down the poppies to boil.

Placing his tin baler before him, on which he had scratched his notes, he drew a map of the island.

Carroll and James Baler cut through the thin air of Mars in a driver-wing flier at a terrific rate of speed.