Sickle vs Plough - What's the difference?
As a noun sickle
is (agriculture) an implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops.
As a verb sickle
is (agriculture|transitive) to cut with a sickle.
As an adjective sickle
is shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.
As a proper noun plough is
(constellation|british) the common name for the brightest seven stars of the constellation ursa major.
(agriculture) an implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops
* reap hook
* reaping hook
(agriculture) To cut with a sickle
To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.
- a sickle moon
* (US) plow
A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into furrows for planting.
An alternative name for Ursa Major or the Great Bear.
A carucate of land; a ploughland.
* Tale of Gamelyn
- The horse-drawn plough had a tremendous impact on agriculture.
A joiner's plane for making grooves.
A bookbinder's implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.
- Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five.
The spelling (m) is usual in the United States, but the spelling plough may be found in literary or historical contexts there.
* moldboard plow
* sodbuster plough
To use a plough on to prepare for planting.
To use a plough.
- I've still got to plough that field.
(vulgar) To have sex with.
To move with force.
- Some days I have to plough from sunrise to sunset.
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To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.
* Alexander Pope
- Let patient Octavia plough thy visage up / With her prepared nails.
(bookbinding) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plough.
(joinery) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a tongue, etc.
- With speed we plough the watery way.
* plough back
* plough in
* plough into
* plough on
* plough the back forty
* plough through
* plough under
* Ploughright (family name)