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Definition of "plow" []

  • A farm implement consisting of a heavy blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or motor vehicle and used for breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing. (noun)
  • An implement of similar function, such as a snowplow. (noun)
  • To break and turn over (earth) with a plow. (verb-transitive)
  • To form (a furrow, for example) with a plow. (verb-transitive)
  • To form furrows in with or as if with a plow: plow a field. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "plow" in a sentence
  • "Though Josiah Allen made a excuse of borrowin 'a plow (a _plow_, that time of night) to get away from my arguments on the Conference, and"
  • "Which, in the case of the plow, is where specialization comes from: the blacksmiths who make the plowshares."
  • "The horse drawn plow is (almost) a suggestion of a biodynamic estate."