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Definition of "plowshare" []

  • The cutting blade of a plow; a share. (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.

Use "plowshare" in a sentence
  • "The Volna, that formidable Cold War sword, had proved a less than reliable plowshare, making for a failure that was bitterly beside the point: the chemically propelled brute-force rocket was the trouble, not the beautiful Icarian blades that never got a chance to be tested."
  • "They will beat their swords into plowshare s
 and their spears into pruning hooks."
  • "I regret the transformation of civil religion into a divider, the plowshare melted back down into swords in the furnace of the culture wars."