- Richard,1812–86, U.S. inventor and manufacturer of printing-press equipment.
- his fatherRobert,1784–1833, U.S. manufacturer of printing presses.
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British Dictionary definitions for richard hoe
- any of several kinds of long-handled hand implement equipped with a light blade and used to till the soil, eradicate weeds, etc
Derived Formshoer, nounhoelike, adjective verb hoes, hoeing or hoed
- to dig, scrape, weed, or till (surface soil) with or as if with a hoe
Word Origin for hoe
C14: via Old French houe from Germanic: compare Old High German houwā, houwan to hew, German Haue hoe
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Word Origin and History for richard hoe
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.
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