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British Dictionary definitions for ploughman

ploughman

esp US plowman

noun plural -men
  1. a man who ploughs, esp using horses
  2. any farm labourer
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Derived Formsploughmanship or esp US plowmanship, noun
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Examples from the Web for ploughman

Historical Examples

  • But let Celebrity stand there and enjoy her hour; to-morrow the Ploughman will come.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Have you never seen one ploughman from the heights, or one shepherd from the valleys?

  • I thought of ploughman Burns as I listened to blacksmith Burritt.

  • Half an hour later he met a ploughman, riding one of his team to the fields.

  • A ploughman who contrived to gallop ten miles for him did not get home for a week.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie