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1. A man who plows.
2. A farmer or rustic.
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(ˈplaʊ mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a man who plows.
2. a farm laborer or a rustic.
plow′man•ship`, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plowman - a man who plowsplowman - a man who plows      
farm worker, farmhand, field hand, fieldhand - a hired hand on a farm
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References in classic literature ?
'The Vision Concerning Piers the Plowman.' Wiclif and the Lollard Bible, about 1380.
A plowman was skinning his farm one morning--not the steepest part of it, but still a steep part--that is, he was not skinning the front of his farm, but the roof of it, near the eaves--when he absent-mindedly let go of the plow-handles to moisten his hands, in the usual way; he lost his balance and fell out of his farm backward; poor fellow, he never touched anything till he struck bottom, fifteen hundred feet below.
It would make a great difference in the drainage, but a new plowman might think this finickiness and just go ahead and plow all of it north and south, or all of it east and west and this would result in a lower yield--some parts of the field would get soggy and the wheat might get a rust, and other parts drain too readily, letting the ground become parched and break into cakes, all of which might be prevented.
Chaucer gives this good man a brother who is a plowman.
While thus he spake, th' Angelic Squadron bright Turnd fierie red, sharpning in mooned hornes Thir Phalanx, and began to hemm him round With ported Spears, as thick as when a field Of CERES ripe for harvest waving bends Her bearded Grove of ears, which way the wind Swayes them; the careful Plowman doubting stands Least on the threshing floore his hopeful sheaves Prove chaff.
All the earth was silent in the restfulness of eating time; the plowhorses stood in the furrow munching, with great bags over their noses holding sweet food, the plowman sat under the hedge and the plowboy also, and they, too, were munching, each one holding a great piece of bread in one fist and a great piece of cheese in the other.
Nicole Plowman is the Marketing and Strategy Director at KEP Print Group and she explained why they chose to sponsor this particular award: "We fully believe in the power of women's sports and want to encourage all women to enjoy the physical and mental benefits sport can bring.
"KEP has supported local sport for years, including a local football team, a PGA professional, a snooker player and our own 24-Hour of Le Mans Champion and British GT driver Martin Plowman.
Paudie Murray (Cork), Shane Plowman (Dublin) and Ann Downey (Kilkenny) are amongst the nominees for Manager of the Year, which will be announced on the night along with the 2018 All-Stars team.
Jon Plowman - who worked on the The Office, Absolutely Fabulous and French and Saunders - has said that comedy is no longer a priority or an investment for the major channels.
After a short introduction, McDermott's book begins by using William Langland's Piers Plowman as the basis for his chapter explicating 'Topological Theory'.