scuffle hoe


: a garden hoe that has both edges sharpened and can be pushed forward or drawn back

Examples of scuffle hoe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hula, or action hoe is a lightweight scuffle hoe. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2020 These hoes are relative newcomers to the garden scene, and include the scuffle hoe, colinear hoe, diamond hoe and — one of my favorites — the winged weeder. Washington Post, 16 July 2019

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Word History


Dutch schoffel hoe, from Middle Dutch, shovel

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scuffle hoe was in 1856

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“Scuffle hoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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