Snow plow
Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug', Lith. plugas.] 1. A well-known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or other power, for turning up the soil to prepare it for bearing crops; also used to furrow or break up the soil for other purposes; as, the subsoil plow; the draining plow. [1913 Webster]

Where fern succeeds ungrateful to the plow. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

3. A carucate of land; a plowland. [Obs.] [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five. --Tale of Gamelyn. [1913 Webster]

4. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bookbinding) An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books. [1913 Webster]

6. (Astron.) Same as {Charles's Wain}. [1913 Webster]

{Ice plow}, a plow used for cutting ice on rivers, ponds, etc., into cakes suitable for storing. [U. S.]

{Mackerel plow}. See under {Mackerel}.

{Plow alms}, a penny formerly paid by every plowland to the church. --Cowell.

{Plow beam}, that part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied. See {Beam}, n., 9.

{Plow Monday}, the Monday after Twelth Day, or the end of Christmas holidays.

{Plow staff}. (a) A kind of long-handled spade or paddle for cleaning the plowshare; a paddle staff. (b) A plow handle.

{Snow plow}, a structure, usually [Lambda]-shaped, for removing snow from sidewalks, railroads, etc., -- drawn or driven by a horse or a locomotive. [1913 Webster]


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  • snow|plow — «SNOH PLOW», noun, verb. –n. 1. a machine for clearing away snow from streets, railroad tracks, and roads. It is often a broad, plowlike blade mounted on a truck or tractor. 2. Skiing. a double stem. –v.i. 1. to clear streets with a snowplow. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snow plow — large tool attached to a vehicle which is used to remove snow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Plow — Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plow alms — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plow beam — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plow Monday — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plow staff — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snow plough — BrE snow plow AmE n 1.) a vehicle or piece of equipment on the front of a vehicle that is used to push snow off roads, railways etc 2.) BrE a position in ↑skiing in which you have the fronts of your ↑skis together and the backs of your skis apart …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plow — plow1 verb intransitive or transitive * 1. ) to turn over the soil before planting seeds using a plow: The fields were being plowed for winter wheat. 2. ) to move snow to the side of a street using a SNOW PLOW so that people can walk or drive… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Snow blower — A snow blower, snowblower, or snow thrower is a machine for removing snow from an area where it is not wanted, such as a driveway, sidewalk, roadway, or runway. It can use either electric power, or a gasoline or diesel engine to throw snow to… …   Wikipedia

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