Definition of plowshare in English:


Syllabification: plow·share
Pronunciation: /ˈplouˌSHe(ə)r
(British ploughshare)


  • The main cutting blade of a plow, behind the coulter.
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    • Heavier plows with wheels, horizontal plowshares, and a moldboard were invented, which cut down on manual labor.
    • Each day I must yoke the oxen and fasten the ploughshare to the plough.
    • The Shearer brothers produced cast-iron ploughshares and from 1888 onwards wrought steel ploughshares.


late Middle English: from plowgh, an earlier spelling of plow + Old English scær, scear 'plowshare' (related to shear).

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