Plowshare Plow"share`, Ploughshare Plough"share", n. The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the slice of earth or sod at the bottom of the furrow. [1913 Webster]

{Plowshare bone} (Anat.), the pygostyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • plowshare — late 14c., from PLOW (Cf. plow) + SHARE (Cf. share) (n.2). To beat swords into plowshares is from Isaiah 2:4 …   Etymology dictionary

  • plowshare — [plou′sher΄] n. the share, or cutting blade, of a moldboard plow …   English World dictionary

  • Plowshare — In agriculture, a plowshare (or ploughshare) is a component of a plow (plough). It is the cutting or leading edge of a moldboard which closely follows the coulter (one or more ground breaking spikes) when plowing (ploughing).The plowshare itself… …   Wikipedia

  • plowshare — noun Etymology: Middle English ploughshare, from plough plow + schare plowshare more at share Date: 14th century a part of a plow that cuts the furrow …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plowshare — /plow shair /, n. the cutting part of the moldboard of a plow; share. [1350 1400; ME plowghschare. See PLOW, SHARE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • plowshare — noun The cutting edge of a plow, typically a metal blade. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword… …   Wiktionary

  • plowshare — plow|share [ plau,ʃer ] noun count the curved blade of a PLOW …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plowshare — [[t]pla͟ʊʃeə(r)[/t]] plowshares see ploughshare …   English dictionary

  • plowshare — n. part of a plow, blade of a plow that cuts into the soil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plowshare — plow•share [[t]ˈplaʊˌʃɛər[/t]] n. agr. the cutting part of the moldboard of a plow; share • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

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