plowshare

noun plow·share \ ˈplau̇-ˌsher \

Definition of plowshare

: a part of a plow that cuts the furrow

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Origin and Etymology of plowshare

Middle English ploughshare, from plough plow + schare plowshare — more at share



PLOWSHARE Defined for English Language Learners

plowshare

noun

Definition of plowshare for English Language Learners

  • : the part of a plow that digs into the soil


PLOWSHARE Defined for Kids

plowshare

noun plow·share \ ˈplau̇-ˌsher \

Definition of plowshare for Students

: the part of a plow that cuts into the earth


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