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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
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • 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
  • An occasional cutting-up of the sod with a disk harrow does much good.

    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
  • The greatest difficulty in running a disk harrow or cultivator is to keep the boxings in good trim.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • A cut-away or disk harrow should be used to mix the lime with the soil before any moisture causes it to cake.

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

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