(literary or historical in the United States) A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into furrows for planting.
To move with force.
Origin of Plough
From Middle English plouh, plow, plugh(e), plough(e), plouw, from Old English plōh (“hide of land, ploughland") and Old Norse plógr (“plough (the implement)"), both from Proto-Germanic *plōgaz, *plōguz (“plough"). Cognate with Scots pleuch, plou (“plough"), West Frisian ploech (“plough"), North Frisian plog (“plough"), Dutch ploeg (“plough"), Low German Ploog (“plough"), German Pflug (“plough"), Danish plov (“plough"), Swedish and Norwegian plog (“plough"), Icelandic plógur (“plough"). Replaced Old English sulh (“plough, furrow"); see sullow.
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