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A lawnmower is a mechanical device used to cut grass or other vegetation to a desired height.  It consists of a motor or engine that powers rotating blades or cutting mechanisms.  The primary purpose of a lawnmower is to maintain and trim the grass in a yard or garden, ensuring it remains at an even and manageable height.

Lawnmowers come in various types, including:

  • Push Mowers:  These lawnmowers require the user to push them manually to propel the blades and cut the grass.  They are suitable for small to medium-sized lawns and are generally powered by a gasoline engine or electric motor.
  • Self-Propelled Mowers:  These lawnmowers feature a drive system that propels the machine forward, reducing the effort required from the user. Self-propelled mowers are perfect for larger yards or areas with inclined terrain.
  • Riding Mowers:  Riding mowers are designed for even larger lawns or properties.  They are equipped with a seat and controls, allowing the user to ride on the mower while operating it.  These mowers are usually powered by a gasoline engine.
  • Electric Mowers:  Electric lawnmowers can be corded or cordless.  Corded mowers require an electrical outlet and a power cord, while cordless mowers are battery-operated.  Electric mowers are generally quieter, produce no emissions, and require less maintenance compared to gasoline-powered mowers.

Lawnmowers typically have adjustable cutting height settings to accommodate different grass lengths. Some advanced models may include additional features like mulching capabilities (chopping the clippings into fine pieces and dispersing them back onto the lawn), bagging attachments to collect grass clippings, or even robotic functionality for autonomous mowing.