Definition of Ploughshare

1. Noun. A sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil.

Exact synonyms: Plowshare, Share
Group relationships: Moldboard Plow, Mouldboard Plough
Generic synonyms: Wedge



Definition of Ploughshare

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of plowshare) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ploughshare

1. The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the slice of earth or sod at the bottom of the furrow. Plowshare bone, the pygostyle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ploughshare

ploughing on
ploughing through
ploughings
ploughland
ploughlike
ploughman
ploughman's
ploughman's lunch
ploughman's lunches
ploughmen
ploughs
ploughs back
ploughs into
ploughs on
ploughs through
ploughshare (current term)
ploughshares
ploughtail
ploughtails
ploughwise
ploughwoman
ploughwomen
ploughwright
ploughwrights
ploughzone
plouk
ploukie
ploukier
ploukiest
plouks

Literary usage of Ploughshare

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1. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester, Massachusetts Peace Society (1821)
"THE SWORD AND THE ploughshare. ... They sometimes strangely meet: Unwonted guest in sylvan scene, A Sword, upon the village green, Beheld a ploughshare set. ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"Monthly and daily frequency of aftershocks, 616 ploughshare appearance of the fault near Fujitani, 612 Shifting of trees by fault at Ume'hara 745 AFRICA. ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"Fin. wannas, ploughshare ... The radical idea seems to be the opening of the ground by the ploughshare, from the root vag, vak, which is common to the ..."

4. Personal Recollections of the American Revolution: A Private Journal by Lydia Minturn Post (1859)
"... shall be turned into the ploughshare, and the spear into the pruning hook." I suppose you will say, " So be it" — after our independence is secured ..."

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