Definition of windrow in English:


Line breaks: wind|row
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪndrəʊ


  • 1A long line of raked hay, corn sheaves, or peats laid out to dry in the wind.
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    • If you rake windrows to dry out any stems on the bottom, leaves are apt to crumble and fall away, leaving just sticks for hay.
    • The hay was belt-buckle high when rain let up, three days' sun baked stalks dry, and by midday all but the far pasture was mowed and raked into windrows.
    • Wind-rowed high-sugar corn forage had comparable nutritional quality indices to that of stockpiled high-sugar corn; however, cattle gains were reduced when corn forage was grazed in windrows.
  • 1.1North American A long line of material heaped up by the wind or by a machine: the surface of the water was streaked with windrows of scud
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    • On a single occasion in 1949, for example, a windrow of unidentifiable algal material was recorded on the shore.
    • The graders ripped the existing road and gathered all available material into two windrows, then spread and graded behind the mobile crusher as it progressed down the road.
    • The heaps, known as windrows, bring down the temperature of the garbage and prevent leaching too, Ms. Patel says.

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