lister(redirected from Lista)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A plow equipped with a double moldboard that turns up the soil on each side of the furrow, often having an attached drill for seed planting.
(Agriculture) agriculture US and Canadian a plough with a double mouldboard designed to throw soil to either side of a central furrow. Also called: lister plough, middlebreaker or middle buster
[C19: from list2]
(Biography) Joseph, 1st Baron Lister. 1827–1912, British surgeon, who introduced the use of antiseptics
a plow with a double moldboard, used to prepare the ground for planting by producing furrows and ridges.Also called list′er plow`.
a person who makes or compiles a list, esp. an appraiser or assessor.
Joseph, 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis, 1827–1912, English surgeon: founder of modern antiseptic surgery.
To some, a plow with two moldboards arranged so that, as a furrow is plowed, the dirt is thrown half to the right and half to the left. To others, a lister was the plow just described combined with a planter. Those who used the latter terminology often referred to the first plow as a Middlebreaker, Middlebuster, or Ridge buster. However, the term Ridge buster was also sometimes used instead of Go-devil.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Lister - English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912)|
|2.||lister - assessor who makes out the tax lists|
|3.||lister - moldboard plow with a double moldboard designed to move dirt to either side of a central furrow|