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tillage

Syllabification: till·age
Pronunciation: /ˈtilij
 
/

Definition of tillage in English:

noun

1The preparation of land for growing crops.
Example sentences
  • Unlike traditional tillage, conservation tillage requires leaving the crop residue on the field surface after harvest.
  • Reduced tillage, crop rotations, and dispersed livestock all reduce energy needs and make more efficient use of renewable resources.
  • The idea is to not let the thistle plants get any energy for at least 12 months through tillage and cover crops.
1.1Land under cultivation: forty acres of tillage
More example sentences
  • The Fellows use permanent pasture, no tillage.
  • The majority of the land was covered in improved grassland and tillage.
  • In 1847 there were 6,700,000 of us in Eire's Twenty-Six Counties with 4,000,000 sheep and cattle and 3,129,000 acres of tillage.

Words that rhyme with tillage

grillage, pillage, spillage, stillage, village

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