1

subsoil

play
noun sub·soil \ˈsəb-ˌsȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of subsoil

  1. :  the stratum of weathered material that underlies the surface soil

1796

First Known Use of subsoil

1796


2

subsoil

transitive verb sub·soil

Definition of subsoil

  1. :  to turn, break, or stir the subsoil of

subsoiler

noun

1840

First Known Use of subsoil

1840


SUBSOIL Defined for English Language Learners

1

subsoil

play
noun sub·soil \ˈsəb-ˌsȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of subsoil for English Language Learners

  • : the layer of soil that is under the top layer


SUBSOIL Defined for Kids

subsoil

play
noun sub·soil \ˈsəb-ˌsȯil\

Definition of subsoil for Students

  1. :  a layer of soil lying just under the topsoil


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up subsoil? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ