Definition of "harrow" []

  • A farm implement consisting of a heavy frame with sharp teeth or upright disks, used to break up and even off plowed ground. (noun)
  • To break up and level (soil or land) with a harrow. (verb-transitive)
  • To inflict great distress or torment on. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To plunder; sack. (verb-transitive)
  • Any of various implements used to level the ground, stir the soil, break up clods, destroy weeds, etc, in soil (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To draw a harrow over (land) (verb)
  • (of soil) to become broken up through harrowing (verb)
  • To distress; vex (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "harrow" in a sentence
  • "And then the crash of high explosive bombs, bursting in harrow-tooth lines across the city."
  • "The harrow is a large bundle of brushwood, on which some one squats to weight it down."
  • "The harrow was a crude device, knocked together by one of the Blacks from a fork in an oak trunk."