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British Dictionary definitions for ploughshare

ploughshare

esp US plowshare

noun
  1. the horizontal pointed cutting blade of a mouldboard plough
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Examples from the Web for ploughshare

Historical Examples

  • The ploughshare of havoc has been driven through the gardens of luxury.

    Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land

    Henry Van Dyke

  • The ploughshare of rebellion has gone through the land beam-deep.

  • He made one ploughshare immediately, and the others afterwards.

    Old Daniel

    Thomas Hodson

  • He traced by the ploughshare the walls of the destined city.

    My Novel, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • No, my father could have drawn the claymore, but he could also use the ploughshare—and did.