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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoe  \Hoe\,  n.  [OF.  hoe,  F.  houe;  of  German  origin,  cf  OHG. 
  houwa,  howa,  G.  haue,  fr  OHG.  houwan  to  hew.  See  {Hew}  to 
  cut.] 
  1.  A  tool  chiefly  for  digging  up  weeds,  and  arranging  the 
  earth  about  plants  in  fields  and  gardens.  It  is  made  of  a 
  flat  blade  of  iron  or  steel  having  an  eye  or  tang  by  which 
  it  is  attached  to  a  wooden  handle  at  an  acute  angle. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  horned  or  piked  dogfish.  See  {Dogfish}. 
 
  {Dutch  hoe},  one  having  the  blade  set  for  use  in  the  manner 
  of  a  spade. 
 
  {Horse  hoe},  a  kind  of  cultivator. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoe  \Hoe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hoed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hoeing}.]  [Cf.  F.  houer.] 
  To  cut,  dig,  scrape,  turn,  arrange,  or  clean,  with  a  hoe;  as 
  to  hoe  the  earth  in  a  garden;  also  to  clear  from  weeds,  or 
  to  loosen  or  arrange  the  earth  about  with  a  hoe;  as  to  hoe 
  corn. 
 
  {To  hoe  one's  row},  to  do  one's  share  of  a  job.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoe  \Hoe\,  v.  i. 
  To  use  a  hoe;  to  labor  with  a  hoe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoe 
  n  :  a  tool  with  a  flat  blade  attached  at  right  angles  to  a  long 
  handle 
  v  :  dig  with  a  hoe 




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