esp US plowman

/ (ˈplaʊmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a man who ploughs, esp using horses

  2. any farm labourer

Derived forms of ploughman

  • ploughmanship or esp US plowmanship, noun

Words Nearby ploughman

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

How to use ploughman in a sentence

  • It is with real regret that I turn from the subject of the "Ayrshire ploughman," his life and his works.

    Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
  • I thought of ploughman Burns as I listened to blacksmith Burritt.

    Captains of Industry | James Parton
  • Half an hour later he met a ploughman, riding one of his team to the fields.

    A Final Reckoning | G. A. Henty
  • A ploughman who contrived to gallop ten miles for him did not get home for a week.

    Auld Licht Idylls | J. M. Barrie
  • He might with equal probability have been an eccentric landowner or a gentlemanly ploughman.