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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cultivator  \Cul"ti*va`tor\  (k?l"t?-v?`t?r),  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  cultivateur.] 
  1.  One  who  cultivates;  as  a  cultivator  of  the  soil;  a 
  cultivator  of  literature.  --Whewell. 
 
  2.  An  agricultural  implement  used  in  the  tillage  of  growing 
  crops,  to  loosen  the  surface  of  the  earth  and  kill  the 
  weeds;  esp.,  a  triangular  frame  set  with  small  shares, 
  drawn  by  a  horse  and  by  handles. 
 
  Note:  In  a  broader  signification  it  includes  any  complex 
  implement  for  pulverizing  or  stirring  the  surface  of 
  the  soil,  as  harrows,  grubbers,  horse  hoes,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cultivator 
  n  1:  someone  concerned  with  the  science  or  art  or  business  of 
  cultivating  the  soil  [syn:  {agriculturist},  {grower},  {raiser}] 
  2:  a  farm  implement  used  to  break  up  the  surface  of  the  soil 
  (for  aeration  and  weed  control  and  conservation  of 
  moisture)  [syn:  {tiller}] 




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