rotary plow


a tined auger mounted on a horizontal power-driven shaft, for pulverizing unplowed soil preparatory to planting.

Nearby words

  1. rotary harrow,
  2. rotary hoe,
  3. rotary international,
  4. rotary joint,
  5. rotary plough,
  6. rotary press,
  7. rotary pump,
  8. rotary shutter,
  9. rotary tiller,
  10. rotary valve

Origin of rotary plow

First recorded in 1885–90

Also called rotary tiller. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019