disk harrow

  1. 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

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How to use disk harrow in a sentence

  • Upon the plateau I saw my rusty old disk harrow–a legacy from Milt–standing on the brown earth.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • 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