windrow

[wind-roh, win-]
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noun

a row or line of hay raked together to dry before being raked into heaps.
any similar row, as of sheaves of grain, made for the purpose of drying.
a row of dry leaves, dust, etc., swept together by the wind.

verb (used with object)

to arrange in a windrow.

Origin of windrow

First recorded in 1515–25; wind1 + row1
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windrow

noun

a long low ridge or line of hay or a similar crop, designed to achieve the best conditions for drying or curing
a line of leaves, snow, dust, etc, swept together by the wind

verb

(tr) to put (hay or a similar crop) into windrows
Derived Formswindrower, noun
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Word Origin and History for windrow
n.

1520s, from wind (n.1) + row (n.). Because it is exposed to the wind for drying.

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