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Hoe

[hoh]
noun
  1. Richard,1812–86, U.S. inventor and manufacturer of printing-press equipment.
  2. his fatherRobert,1784–1833, U.S. manufacturer of printing presses.
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British Dictionary definitions for richard hoe

hoe

noun
  1. any of several kinds of long-handled hand implement equipped with a light blade and used to till the soil, eradicate weeds, etc
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verb hoes, hoeing or hoed
  1. to dig, scrape, weed, or till (surface soil) with or as if with a hoe
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Derived Formshoer, nounhoelike, adjective

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

hoe

n.

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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Idioms and Phrases with richard hoe

hoe

see tough row to hoe.

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