bull tongue



a plow having a vertical moldboard, used in cultivating cotton.

Origin of bull tongue

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for bull tongue

  • They are of the bull-tongue variety, and are sometimes drawn by oxen.

  • The common plow was a “bull-tongue,” which has aptly been described as “hardly more than a sharpened stick with a metal rim.”

  • (b) A scooter or "bull-tongue" is a strip of iron used in opening the furrow for the cotton seed.

    The Negro Farmer|Carl Kelsey

British Dictionary definitions for bull tongue

bull tongue

noun mainly US

a heavy plough used in growing cotton, having an almost vertical mouldboard
a plough or cultivator with a single shovel

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