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windrow

[wind-roh, win-] /ˈwɪndˌroʊ, ˈwɪn-/
noun
1.
a row or line of hay raked together to dry before being raked into heaps.
2.
any similar row, as of sheaves of grain, made for the purpose of drying.
3.
a row of dry leaves, dust, etc., swept together by the wind.
verb (used with object)
4.
to arrange in a windrow.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; wind1 + row1
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British Dictionary definitions for wind-row

windrow

/ˈwɪndˌrəʊ; ˈwɪnˌrəʊ/
noun
1.
a long low ridge or line of hay or a similar crop, designed to achieve the best conditions for drying or curing
2.
a line of leaves, snow, dust, etc, swept together by the wind
verb
3.
(transitive) to put (hay or a similar crop) into windrows
Derived Forms
windrower, noun
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Word Origin and History for wind-row

windrow

n.

1520s, from wind (n.1) + row (n.). Because it is exposed to the wind for drying.

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