Ploughman
Plowman Plow"man, Ploughman Plough"man, n.; pl. {-men}. 1. One who plows, or who holds and guides a plow; hence, a husbandman. --Chaucer. Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. A rustic; a countryman; a field laborer. [1913 Webster]

{Plowman's spikenard} (Bot.), a European composite weed ({Conyza squarrosa}), having fragrant roots. --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]


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  • ploughman — UK [ˈplaʊmən] / US noun [countable] Word forms ploughman : singular ploughman plural ploughmen UK [ˈplaʊmən] / US a man whose job is to control a plough pulled by a horse or an ox …   English dictionary

  • ploughman — n. (pl. men) a person who uses a plough. Phrases and idioms: ploughman s lunch a meal of bread and cheese with pickle or salad. ploughman s spikenard a composite fragrant plant, Inula conyzae, with purplish yellow flowerheads …   Useful english dictionary

  • ploughman — [[t]pla͟ʊmən[/t]] ploughmen N COUNT A ploughman is a man whose job it is to plough the land, especially with a plough pulled by horses or oxen …   English dictionary

  • ploughman — plough|man [ˈplaumən] n plural ploughmen [ mən] BrE old use a man whose job was to guide a plough that was being pulled by a horse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ploughman — plough·man || plaÊŠmÉ™n n. one who ploughs, one who cuts into soil with a plough …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ploughman — ierþling …   English to the Old English

  • ploughman — (US plowman) noun (plural ploughmen) a person who uses a plough …   English new terms dictionary

  • ploughman — noun (C) old use a man whose job was to guide a plough that was being pulled by a horse …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ploughman — plough·man …   English syllables

  • ploughman — /ˈplaʊmən/ (say plowmuhn) noun (plural ploughmen) 1. a man who ploughs. 2. a farm labourer or a rustic. Also, Chiefly US, plowman …   Australian English dictionary

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