Definition of Plowshare

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

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



Definition of Plowshare

1. n. The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the slice of earth or sod at the bottom of the furrow.

Definition of Plowshare

1. Noun. The cutting edge of a plow, typically a metal blade. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plowshare

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plowshare

plowing into
plowing on
plowing through
plowings
plowland
plowlands
plowlike
plowman
plowman's lunch
plowmen
plows
plows back
plows into
plows on
plows through
plowshare (current term)
plowshares
plowtail
plowtails
plowter
plowtered
plowters
plowwoman
plowwomen
plowwright
plowwrights
plowzone
ploy
ployed
ploying

Literary usage of Plowshare

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1. A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements Until by Louis Houck (1908)
"... Systematic Exploration of Southeast Missouri Mounds—Many Ceramic Remains Destroyed by plowshare—Primitive Inhabitants of the Central Mississippi Valley ..."

2. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1902)
"... like a huge plowshare driven by a supernatural power. It even bears away upon its surface the spoils of many an avalanche lured down from their sides. ..."

3. Justice to All: The Story of the Pennsylvania State Police by Katherine Mayo (1917)
"... CHAPTER XIX plowshare AND SWORD REVERTING to the survey of the Departments, and turning to the Department of Agriculture, ..."

4. Justice to All: The Story of the Pennsylvania State Police by Katherine Mayo (1920)
"... CHAPTER XIX plowshare AND SWORD REVERTING to the survey of the Departments, and turning to the Department of Agriculture, we find the Honorable ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"Thereupon he gave him a golden plowshare and a goad decorated with gold as insignia of ... [The word s'ufra I prefer to translate " plowshare " rather than ..."

6. Cahokia Records, 1778-1790 by Clarence Walworth Alvord (1907)
"The plaintiff sues the defendant for a plowshare 1 which he owes him. The defendant answers that he ought to give a plowshare or thirty livres in peltries ..."

7. Practical Agriculture: A Brief Treatise on Agriculture, Horticulture by John Walter Wilkinson (1909)
"Sometimes there is a horizontal bar on the clevis also containing perforations. e. The plowshare is the V-shaped piece of metal which cuts the bottom of the ..."

8. A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements Until by Louis Houck (1908)
"... Systematic Exploration of Southeast Missouri Mounds—Many Ceramic Remains Destroyed by plowshare—Primitive Inhabitants of the Central Mississippi Valley ..."

9. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1902)
"... like a huge plowshare driven by a supernatural power. It even bears away upon its surface the spoils of many an avalanche lured down from their sides. ..."

10. Justice to All: The Story of the Pennsylvania State Police by Katherine Mayo (1917)
"... CHAPTER XIX plowshare AND SWORD REVERTING to the survey of the Departments, and turning to the Department of Agriculture, ..."

11. Justice to All: The Story of the Pennsylvania State Police by Katherine Mayo (1920)
"... CHAPTER XIX plowshare AND SWORD REVERTING to the survey of the Departments, and turning to the Department of Agriculture, we find the Honorable ..."

12. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"Thereupon he gave him a golden plowshare and a goad decorated with gold as insignia of ... [The word s'ufra I prefer to translate " plowshare " rather than ..."

13. Cahokia Records, 1778-1790 by Clarence Walworth Alvord (1907)
"The plaintiff sues the defendant for a plowshare 1 which he owes him. The defendant answers that he ought to give a plowshare or thirty livres in peltries ..."

14. Practical Agriculture: A Brief Treatise on Agriculture, Horticulture by John Walter Wilkinson (1909)
"Sometimes there is a horizontal bar on the clevis also containing perforations. e. The plowshare is the V-shaped piece of metal which cuts the bottom of the ..."

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