Variant of harrow
a frame with spikes or sharp-edged disks, drawn by a horse or tractor and used for breaking up and leveling plowed ground, covering seeds, rooting up weeds, etc.
Origin: Middle English harwe ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old English an unverified form hearwa: akin to Old Norse harfr ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)kerp-: see harvest
- to draw a harrow over (land)
- to cause mental distress to; torment; vex
to take harrowing: ground that harrows well