windrow

noun
wind·row | \ˈwin(d)-ˌrō \

Definition of windrow 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a row of hay raked up to dry before being baled or stored

b : a similar row of cut vegetation (such as grain) for drying

2 : a row heaped up by or as if by the wind

3a : a long low ridge of road-making material scraped to the side of a road

b : bank, ridge, heap

windrow

verb
windrowed; windrowing; windrows

Definition of windrow (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to form (something, such as hay) into a windrow

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A giant machine called a windrow turner will churn the rows periodically, allowing proper composting to take place. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "More than 70,000 compost carts are sitting in a lot, soon to be delivered to Boise homes," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of windrow

Noun

circa 1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1729, in the meaning defined above

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