noun the main cutting blade of a plough, behind the coulter.
ME: from plough + OE scær, scear 'ploughshare' (rel. to shear).

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  • ploughshare — ► NOUN ▪ the main cutting blade of a plough …   English terms dictionary

  • ploughshare — UK [ˈplaʊˌʃeə(r)] / US [ˈplaʊˌʃer] noun [countable] Word forms ploughshare : singular ploughshare plural ploughshares the curved blade of a plough …   English dictionary

  • Ploughshare — Plowshare Plow share , Ploughshare Plough share , n. The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the slice of earth or sod at the bottom of the furrow. [1913 Webster] {Plowshare bone} (Anat.), the pygostyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ploughshare — plough|share BrE plowshare AmE [ˈplauʃeə US ʃer] n 1.) the broad curved metal blade of a ↑plough, which turns over the soil 2.) turn/beat swords into ploughshares to stop fighting and start living in peace …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ploughshare — [[t]pla͟ʊʃeə(r)[/t]] ploughshares PHRASE: V inflects If you say that swords have been turned into ploughshares or beaten into ploughshares, you mean that a state of conflict between two or more groups of people has ended and a period of peace has …   English dictionary

  • ploughshare — scear …   English to the Old English

  • ploughshare — BrE usually plowshare AmE noun (C) the broad curved metal blade of a plough, which turns over the soil …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ploughshare — /ˈplaʊʃɛə/ (say plowshair) noun the share of a plough which cuts the slice of earth and raises it to the mouldboard. Also, Chiefly US, plowshare …   Australian English dictionary

  • ploughshare — n. the cutting blade of a plough …   Useful english dictionary

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