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disk harrow

a harrow having a number of sharp-edged, concave disks set at such an angle that as the harrow is drawn along the ground they turn the soil, pulverize it, and destroy weeds.
Origin of disk harrow
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A cut-away or disk harrow should be used to mix the lime with the soil before any moisture causes it to cake.

  • There is temptation to carry the substitution of the disk harrow for the breaking-plow too far.

  • Both of these troubles may be avoided by cutting up the vines with a disk harrow or other implement before covering them.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • Soils which need the disk harrow should generally be gone over again with some shallower working tool to smooth the surface.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • An occasional cutting-up of the sod with a disk harrow does much good.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • The greatest difficulty in running a disk harrow or cultivator is to keep the boxings in good trim.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • As soon as the oats were off lots 10 and 11, they were ploughed and crossed with the disk harrow.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter

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