windrow
I. noun Date: circa 1534 1. a. a row of hay raked up to dry before being baled or stored b. a similar row of cut vegetation (as grain) for drying 2. a row heaped up by or as if by the wind 3. a. a long low ridge of road-making material scraped to the side of a road b. bank, ridge, heap II. transitive verb Date: 1729 to form (as hay) into a windrow

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  • windrow — [wind′rō΄] n. 1. a row of hay raked together to dry before being made into heaps or cocks 2. any similar row, as of sheaves of grain 3. a row of dry leaves, dust, etc. that has been swept together by the wind vt. to rake, sweep, etc. into a… …   English World dictionary

  • Windrow — Wind row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Windrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Windrowing}.] To arrange in lines or windrows, as hay when newly made. Forby. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Windrow — Wind row , n. [Wind + row.] [1913 Webster] 1. A row or line of hay raked together for the purpose of being rolled into cocks or heaps. [1913 Webster] 2. Sheaves of grain set up in a row, one against another, that the wind may blow between them.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • windrow — 1520s, from WIND (Cf. wind) (n.1) + ROW (Cf. row) (n.). Because it is exposed to the wind for drying …   Etymology dictionary

  • Windrow — A windrow is a row of cut (mowed) hay or small grain crop. It is allowed to dry before being baled, combined, or rolled. For hay, the windrow is often formed by a hay rake, which rakes hay that has been cut by a mower machine or by scythe into a… …   Wikipedia

  • windrow — /wind roh , win /, n. 1. a row or line of hay raked together to dry before being raked into heaps. 2. any similar row, as of sheaves of grain, made for the purpose of drying. 3. a row of dry leaves, dust, etc., swept together by the wind. v.t. 4 …   Universalium

  • windrow — wind•row [[t]ˈwɪndˌroʊ, ˈwɪn [/t]] n. 1) agr. a row or line of hay left to dry before being raked into heaps 2) agr. any similar row, as of sheaves of grain, for drying 3) a row of dry leaves, dust, etc., swept together by the wind 4) to arrange… …   From formal English to slang

  • windrow — /ˈwɪndroʊ/ (say windroh), /ˈwɪnroʊ/ (say winroh) noun 1. a row or line of hay raked together to dry before being made into cocks or heaps. 2. any similar row, as of sheaves of grain or stacks of peat, made for the purpose of drying. 3. a row of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • windrow — noun a) A row of cut grain or hay allowed to dry in a field b) A line of leaves etc heaped up by the wind …   Wiktionary

  • windrow — n. row of hay raked together in order to dry quickly before stacking; row of leaves or hay blown together in a row by the wind …   English contemporary dictionary

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