verb (used with object), hoed, hoe·ing.
verb (used without object), hoed, hoe·ing.
Origin of hoe
Examples from the Web for hoers
Those who have seen our turnip fields in early summer, with the hoers at their work, will understand our reference.Spare Hours|John Brown
The hoers stop work only long enough to eat their poor fare standing,—and poor fare indeed it is.Step by Step|The American Tract Society
The intermission of labor was one hour and a half to hoers and pickers, and two hours to the ploughmen.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
You agree there is some show of reason for letting in these gangs of hoers?The Economist|Xenophon
British Dictionary definitions for hoers
verb hoes, hoeing or hoed
Word Origin for hoe
Word Origin and History for hoers
mid-14c., from Old French houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old High German houwa "hoe, mattock, pick-axe," German Haue), from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (see hew). The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Hoed; hoeing.
Idioms and Phrases with hoers
see tough row to hoe.