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ploughman

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Pronunciation: /ˈplaʊmən
 
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(US plowman)

Definition of ploughman in English:

noun (plural ploughmen)

A person who uses a plough.
Example sentences
  • With few marketable skills or capital upon their arrival, Irish men secured only a tenuous foothold in the province's secondary labour market, working as labourers, harvesters, ploughmen and general farm hands.
  • James was a hard-working farmer, who was a champion ploughman and cattle breeder.
  • Even the senior ploughmen found the grassland difficult enough to get the depth.

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