plowman

noun
plow·​man | \ ˈplau̇-mən How to pronounce plowman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of plowman

1 : a man who guides a plow
2 : a farm laborer

Examples of plowman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Best of all are Wood’s smooth undulant landscapes with their plowmen and spongy trees and infectious serenity. New York Times, "24 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 10 May 2018 Best of all are Wood’s smooth undulant landscapes with their plowmen and spongy trees and infectious serenity. New York Times, "25 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of plowman

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Plowman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plowman. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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