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n. A well-known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or by mechanical power, for turning up the soil to prepare it for bearing crops; also used to furrow or break up the soil for other purposes; as, the subsoil plow; the draining plow. Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry. A carucate of land; a plow land. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.


 - (Bookbinding) An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.


 - (Astron.) Same as Charles's Wain. Ice plow, a plow used for cutting ice on rivers, ponds, etc., into cakes suitable for storing.


 - Mackerel plow. See under Mackerel. - - Plow alms, a penny formerly paid by every plow land to the church. - Plow beam, that part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied. See Beam, n.


 - Plow Monday, the Monday after Twelfth Day, or the end of Christmas holidays.


 - Plow staff. (a) A kind of long-handled spade or paddle for cleaning the plowshare; a paddle staff. (b) A plow handle.


 - Snow plow, a structure, usually V-shaped, for removing snow ...

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