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wind·row

 (wĭnd′rō′)
n.
1. A linear pile of cut hay or grain left to dry in a field before being gathered.
2. Any of various other linear piles, as of leaves or snow heaped up by the wind.
tr.v. wind·rowed, wind·row·ing, wind·rows
To shape or arrange into a windrow.

wind′row′er n.

windrow

(ˈwɪndˌrəʊ; ˈwɪnˌrəʊ)
n
1. (Agriculture) a long low ridge or line of hay or a similar crop, designed to achieve the best conditions for drying or curing
2. (Physical Geography) a line of leaves, snow, dust, etc, swept together by the wind
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to put (hay or a similar crop) into windrows
ˈwindˌrower n

wind•row

(ˈwɪndˌroʊ, ˈwɪn-)

n.
1. a row or line of hay left to dry before being raked into heaps.
2. any similar row, as of sheaves of grain, for drying.
3. a row of dry leaves, dust, etc., swept together by the wind.
v.t.
4. to arrange in a windrow.
[1515–25]

windrow


Past participle: windrowed
Gerund: windrowing

Imperative
windrow
windrow
Present
I windrow
you windrow
he/she/it windrows
we windrow
you windrow
they windrow
Preterite
I windrowed
you windrowed
he/she/it windrowed
we windrowed
you windrowed
they windrowed
Present Continuous
I am windrowing
you are windrowing
he/she/it is windrowing
we are windrowing
you are windrowing
they are windrowing
Present Perfect
I have windrowed
you have windrowed
he/she/it has windrowed
we have windrowed
you have windrowed
they have windrowed
Past Continuous
I was windrowing
you were windrowing
he/she/it was windrowing
we were windrowing
you were windrowing
they were windrowing
Past Perfect
I had windrowed
you had windrowed
he/she/it had windrowed
we had windrowed
you had windrowed
they had windrowed
Future
I will windrow
you will windrow
he/she/it will windrow
we will windrow
you will windrow
they will windrow
Future Perfect
I will have windrowed
you will have windrowed
he/she/it will have windrowed
we will have windrowed
you will have windrowed
they will have windrowed
Future Continuous
I will be windrowing
you will be windrowing
he/she/it will be windrowing
we will be windrowing
you will be windrowing
they will be windrowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been windrowing
you have been windrowing
he/she/it has been windrowing
we have been windrowing
you have been windrowing
they have been windrowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been windrowing
you will have been windrowing
he/she/it will have been windrowing
we will have been windrowing
you will have been windrowing
they will have been windrowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been windrowing
you had been windrowing
he/she/it had been windrowing
we had been windrowing
you had been windrowing
they had been windrowing
Conditional
I would windrow
you would windrow
he/she/it would windrow
we would windrow
you would windrow
they would windrow
Past Conditional
I would have windrowed
you would have windrowed
he/she/it would have windrowed
we would have windrowed
you would have windrowed
they would have windrowed

Windrow

After mowing and initial drying, grass to be used for hay was raked into rows (windrows). If Sweep rakes were used to gather the hay from the windrows, they ran along the windrows and gathered up the hay. Otherwise, men with pitchforks picked the hay up from the windrows and pitched it onto a wagon for transport to a stack or barn. Eventually, hay balers were developed that ran along the windrow and picked up the hay, so the sweep rake became obsolete.
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