moldboard

noun
mold·​board | \ ˈmōl(d)-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce moldboard (audio) \

Definition of moldboard

1 : a curved iron plate attached above a plowshare to lift and turn the soil
2 : a blade on a machine (such as a bulldozer) that pushes material to one side as the machine advances

First Known Use of moldboard

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Moldboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moldboard. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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