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[lis-ter] /ˈlɪs tər/
noun
1.
Also called lister plow, middlebreaker, middlebuster. a plow with a double moldboard, used to prepare the ground for planting by producing furrows and ridges.
2.
Also called lister planter, lister drill. a lister plow fitted with attachments for dropping and covering seeds.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; list2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for lister plow

lister

/ˈlɪstə/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, agriculture) a plough with a double mouldboard designed to throw soil to either side of a central furrow Also called lister plough, middlebreaker, middle buster
Word Origin
C19: from list²

Lister

/ˈlɪstə/
noun
1.
Joseph, 1st Baron Lister. 1827–1912, British surgeon, who introduced the use of antiseptics
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lister plow in Medicine

Lister Lis·ter (lĭs'tər), Joseph. First Baron Lister.

British surgeon who demonstrated in 1865 that carbolic acid was an effective antiseptic agent and introduced it to the surgical process.

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lister plow in Science
Lister
  (lĭs'tər)   
British surgeon who, influenced by Pasteur's germ theory of disease, established in 1865 a system of antiseptic measures in hospitals to combat infections. His practices dramatically decreased the number by deaths caused by infection and were gradually adopted in hospitals throughout Europe.
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