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Hoe

[hoh] /hoʊ/
noun
1.
Richard, 1812–86, U.S. inventor and manufacturer of printing-press equipment.
2.
his father, Robert, 1784–1833, U.S. manufacturer of printing presses.
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  • richard hoe's first invention was conceived in 1837, and consisted of a valuable improvement in the manufacture of grinding saws.

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hoe

/həʊ/
noun
1.
any of several kinds of long-handled hand implement equipped with a light blade and used to till the soil, eradicate weeds, etc
verb hoes, hoeing, hoed
2.
to dig, scrape, weed, or till (surface soil) with or as if with a hoe
Derived Forms
hoer, noun
hoelike, adjective
Word Origin
C14: via Old French houe from Germanic: compare Old High German houwā, houwan to hew, German Haue hoe
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Word Origin and History for richard hoe

hoe

n.

mid-14c., from Old French houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old High German houwa "hoe, mattock, pick-axe," German Haue), from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (see hew). The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Hoed; hoeing.

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a hard row to hoe

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