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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


ard a kind of primitive plough.
backacter a mechanical excavator with an extension consisting of a bucket on an extending arm, which can be used to scoop up earth as it is drawn back towards the machine, aka backhoe.
backhoe a shovel at the end of a mechanical arm; (verb) to dig with a backhoe.
berake to rake thoroughly.
breastplough a kind of spade for cutting turf, with a crossbar against which the breast is pressed.
buckrake a large agricultural rake, often attached to a tractor.
caschrom (Gaelic) a spade with a bent handle for tilling soil.
cheesewring a cheesepress.
cromack (Gaelic) a crook, a stick with a curved head.
cromb a hook or crook; (verb) to draw out with a cromb.
crummack (Gaelic) a crook, a stick with a curved head.
crummock (Gaelic) a crook, a stick with a curved head.
dehorner an implement for removing the horns from cattle.
dibber a tool for planting potatoes etc.
dibble a pointed tool for making holes for seeds or plants; (verb) to make a hole with a dibble.
gangplow an agricultural implement.
graip a pitchfork used for hurling manure or digging potatoes.
grasshook a sickle.
grubber an implement for grubbing or stirring the soil.
handstaff a staff-like handle eg of a flail.
harrow a spiked frame for breaking up or levelling soil; (verb) to break up and level soil.
harrowingly (Adv.) HARROWING.
hayfork a tool for pitching hay.
hayrack a frame used in hauling hay.
hayrake a large rake for collecting hay.
hedgebill a bill for dressing hedges, a kind of long-handled hatchet.
herse (Obs.) a harrow.
hoe a tool for loosening the earth; (verb) to use a hoe.
jembe (Swahili) a hoe.
kebbie (Scots) a shepherd's crook.
loy a long, narrow spade with a footrest on one side of the handle.
maddock (Dial.) a pickaxe for loosening soil.
mattock a pickaxe for loosening soil.
middlebreaker a double-mould-board plough, aka lister.
middlebuster a plow with a double moldboard, used to prepare the ground for planting by producing furrows and ridges.
moldboard a curved plate of iron (originally of wood) back of the share of a plow, which turns over the earth in plowing.
monotroch (Scott) a wheelbarrow.
mouldboard a curved plate of iron (originally of wood) back of the share of a plow, which turns over the earth in plowing.
pattle (Scots) a small long-handled spade for cleaning a plough.
pettle (Scots) a small long-handled spade for cleaning a plough; (verb, Scots) to indulge, pet.
pitchfork a fork for tossing hay; (verb) to toss with a pitchfork.
pleuch (Scots) a plough; (verb) to plough.
pleugh (Scots) a plough; (verb) to plough.
plough an instrument for turning up the soil in ridges and furrows; (verb) to dig with a plough.
ploughhead the draught iron of a plough.
ploughshare the cutting blade of a plough.
ploughstaff one of the handles of a plough.
plow a plough; (verb) to plough.
plowhead the clevis of a plough.
plowshare the cutting blade of a plow.
plowtail the end of a plough where the handles are.
quern a stone mill worked by hand.
quernstone a quern, a stone mill for grinding corn.
reaphook an implement for reaping.
rickstick a toothed stick for combing thatch on a stack.
ridger a type of plough which forms ridges on either side of the furrow.
ripple a little wave (verb) to ruffle the surface of
rippler a toothed implement for removing seeds from flax or hemp.
rotavator a tool for breaking up the soil.
rotovator a tool for breaking up the soil.
sakia (Arabic) an Eastern waterwheel.
sakieh (Arabic) an Eastern waterwheel.
sakiyeh (Arabic) an Eastern waterwheel.
shovel a broad spadelike tool for scooping; (verb) to scoop up with a shovel.
sickle an implement with a curved blade and a short handle, for cutting crops; (verb) to cut with a sickle.
sieth (Shakesp.) a scythe.
slane (Irish) a turf-cutting spade.
snath the curved handle of a scythe.
snathe the curved handle of a scythe.
snead the curved handle of a scythe.
sneath the curved handle of a scythe.
souple the part of a flail that strikes the grain; (verb) to make supple.
strickle an instrument for levelling the top of a measure of grain or shaping the surface of a mould; (verb) to level (a measure of grain) or shape the surface of (a mould) with a strickle.
subsoiler a plough for subsoiling.
swingle the part of a flail that strikes the grain; (verb) to beat and scrape (flax or hemp) with a swingle.
swiple the part of a flail that strikes the grain.
swipple the part of a flail that strikes the grain.
threshel a flail.
tushkar (ON) a turf-spade.
tushker (ON) a turf-spade.
tuskar (ON) a turf-spade.
tusker (ON) a turf-spade.
twiscar (ON) a turf-spade.
wainage (Hist.) the team and implements needed for the cultivation of land.
wecht (Scots) an instrument for winnowing or measuring grain; (verb) to winnow.