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lister1

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noun
  1. Also called lister plow middlebreaker, middlebuster. a plow with a double moldboard, used to prepare the ground for planting by producing furrows and ridges.
  2. Also called lister planter, lister drill. a lister plow fitted with attachments for dropping and covering seeds.
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Origin of lister1

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; list2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for lister-plow

lister

noun
  1. US and Canadian agriculture a plough with a double mouldboard designed to throw soil to either side of a central furrowAlso called: lister plough, middlebreaker, middle buster
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Word Origin

C19: from list ²

Lister

noun
  1. Joseph, 1st Baron Lister. 1827–1912, British surgeon, who introduced the use of antiseptics
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lister-plow in Medicine

Lister

(lĭstər)Joseph First Baron Lister. 1827-1912
  1. British surgeon who demonstrated in 1865 that carbolic acid was an effective antiseptic agent and introduced it to the surgical process.
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Lister

[lĭstər]
  1. British surgeon who, influenced by Pasteur's germ theory of disease, established in 1865 a system of antiseptic measures in hospitals to combat infections. His practices dramatically decreased the number by deaths caused by infection and were gradually adopted in hospitals throughout Europe.
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