What does the word plough mean?

Usage examples for plough

  1. Perhaps, ladies, though you have not as yet put your own hands to the plough that shall open the way for you to a place among the heavenly host, you may like to see my account?" – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  2. Large dies may be inserted for various kinds of forming and welding, such as making plough- shares and other articles, which require that the operation be commenced with a light tap, and increased to a heavy blow at the will of the operator. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  3. Do not ask us to again plough the hard earth. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland