Definition of cultivator in English:

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cultivator

Pronunciation: /ˈkəltəˌvādər/

noun

1A person or thing that cultivates something: they were herders of cattle and cultivators of corn
More example sentences
  • The distinction was basically about categories of people, founded originally on their occupations as cattle herders or cultivators.
  • Front-mounted or belly-mounted cultivators, or pusher cultivators on bi-directional tractors, are far easier to keep on the row and work close enough to the crop plants.
  • In periods of drought, weeds may go into a semi-dormancy, leading farmers to stop cultivating or to set cultivators less aggressively.
1.1A mechanical implement for breaking up the soil and uprooting weeds.
Example sentences
  • Sometimes referred to as a hand fork, the cultivator is used for weeding, and as its name implies, for cultivating the soil.
  • Special cultivators and weed brushes developed for use in narrow-row spaced crops can be used in seedbeds that are grown in rows.
  • He shows off his three-tined cultivators (key to weed control in narrow intensive beds).

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Syllabification: cul·ti·va·tor

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