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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A plow equipped with a double moldboard that turns up the soil on each side of the furrow, often having an attached drill for seed planting.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes a list or roll; specifically, in some parts of the United States, an appraiser for the purpose of taxation; an officer whose duty it is to make lists of taxable property.
  • noun See leister.
  • noun In agriculture, an implement, of the nature of a plow, by which open furrows at proper distances from each other are formed, in the bottoms of which maize or other grain is planted by a drill.
  • noun A reader.
  • noun A preaching friar; a lector.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A double-moldboard plow which throws a deep furrow, and at the same time plants and covers grain in the bottom of the furrow.
  • noun Same as leister.
  • noun One who makes a list or roll.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A spear armed with three or more prongs, for striking fish.
  • noun One who, or that which, lists or produces a listing; a person or organisation that creates or maintains lists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912)
  • noun moldboard plow with a double moldboard designed to move dirt to either side of a central furrow
  • noun assessor who makes out the tax lists

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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