Definition of hoe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//həʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//hoʊ//
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a garden tool with a long handle and a blade, used for breaking up soil and removing weeds (= plants growing where they are not wanted) See related entries: Gardening Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French houe, of Germanic origin; related to German Haue, also to hew.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hoe

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