: a hook to cut weeds
specifically : a curved steel rod attached by one end to a plow beam and extending to the front and side of the plow bottom for bending over weeds so that they are completely buried in a furrow bottom by the furrow slice

Word History


Middle English wedehoke, from Old English wēodhōc, from wēod weed + hōc hook

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“Weedhook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weedhook. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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