A long-handled gardening tool with a thin metal blade, used mainly for weeding.
- In a sandy field of half-grown cassava plants, a group of 30 farmers were fighting a plague of locusts with long-handled weeding hoes and improvised brushes.
- Traditional garden hoes with updated design refinements make weeding easier while minimally disturbing the soil.
- Winter weeds are wimps, so you can weed with a hoe instead of a spade.
verb (hoes, hoeing, hoed)
1 [with object] Use a hoe to dig (earth) or thin out or dig up (plants).
- In the study's first year, wheat plants were hoed out in February to the appropriate winterkill levels.
- I start by hoeing a trench eight inches or so deep.
- The idea is that after harvesting you will not need to plough or hoe the land for the new planting season.
2 [no object] (hoe in) Australian /NZ informal Eat eagerly.
- However, given that it was Mother's Day, I couldn't really start hoeing into her meal, now could I?
- Here's a story to think about as you hoe into lunch this afternoon.
- To them, it tastes as good as medium rare steak and they hoe into it with just as much glee.
- Example sentences
- If you are not a hoer, you are not a gardener, and it will be a disaster.
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