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 ...