Tracker vs Plough - What's the difference?

tracker | plough |


As a noun tracker

is one who, or that which, tracks or pursues, as a man or dog that follows game.

As a proper noun plough is

(constellation|british) the common name for the brightest seven stars of the constellation ursa major.

tracker

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who, or that which, tracks or pursues, as a man or dog that follows game.
  • In the organ, a light strip of wood connecting (in path) a key and a pallet, to communicate motion by pulling.
  • (computing) A type of computer software for composing music by aligning samples on parallel timelines.
  • * 2004 , "dilvie", new.scene.org'' (on newsgroup ''alt.music.mods )
  • Trackers have broken out of the demoscene, are are(SIC) now in use by thousands of professional musicians. It's not uncommon to hear about people using trackers on DJ forums, and electronic music production communities
  • * 2008 , Karen Collins, Game sound
  • Although there were a few game companies outside the Amiga scene that used a tracker format (Epic Mega-Games, for instance), the majority used the better-supported MIDI.
  • (computing) A musician who writes music in a tracker.
  • * 1999 , "Adrian Dunn", Re: Using a scanned picture in your demo'' (on newsgroup ''comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos )
  • You can always find musicians. There are more trackers than coders, pixelers, organizers, couriers, and designers combined.
  • (computing) A computer program that monitors something.
  • # (file sharing) Server software that coordinates peers in the BitTorrent protocol.
  • (finance) A tracker mortgage.
  • Derived terms

    * startracker

    plough

    English

    (wikipedia plough)

    Alternative forms

    * (US) plow

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into furrows for planting.
  • The horse-drawn plough had a tremendous impact on agriculture.
  • An alternative name for Ursa Major or the Great Bear.
  • A carucate of land; a ploughland.
  • * Tale of Gamelyn
  • Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five.
  • A joiner's plane for making grooves.
  • A bookbinder's implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.
  • Usage notes

    The spelling (m) is usual in the United States, but the spelling plough may be found in literary or historical contexts there.

    Derived terms

    * moldboard plow * ploughman * ploughshare * snowplough * sodbuster plough

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use a plough on to prepare for planting.
  • I've still got to plough that field.
  • To use a plough.
  • Some days I have to plough from sunrise to sunset.
  • (vulgar) To have sex with.
  • To move with force.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 18 , author= , title=Wolverhampton 5 - 0 Doncaster , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Wolves continued to plough forward as young Belgian midfielder Mujangi Bia and Ronald Zubar both hit shots wide from good positions.}}
  • To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let patient Octavia plough thy visage up / With her prepared nails.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • With speed we plough the watery way.
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * plough back * plough in * plough into * plough on * plough the back forty * plough through * plough under * Ploughright (family name)

    See also

    * disc * furrow * harrow * rake * yoke