Definition of ploughman's lunch in English:

ploughman's lunch


  • A meal of bread and cheese, typically with pickle and salad.

    • ‘A ploughman's lunch was provided and the cooler weather contributed to a very enjoyable fun day.’
    • ‘Autumn is ideal for crisp British apples to accompany a ploughman's lunch of local farmhouse cheese.’
    • ‘For only a few groat we had a meal of ploughman's lunch and pastie, seated on an unsteady wooden chair in the café garden in front of an enormous bench, with the accompaniment of warm beer, gnats, dragon flies and the occasional bee.’
    • ‘Specifically, I'm going to contemplate a meal that has been a staple at pubs for centuries - the ploughman's lunch.’
    • ‘Depending on the time of day sandwiches, soup or a ploughman's lunch are available.’
    • ‘The straightforward menu offers sandwiches, as well as ploughman's lunches and, typically, whitebait with tartare sauce and hearty steak and kidney pies.’
    • ‘I went for a cycle ride - had to try out the newly fixed bike properly - and went to a little village pub for a ploughman's lunch and a pint of beer.’
    • ‘The pub owner brought him a ploughman's lunch and another pint.’
    • ‘This was followed by an appetizer of velvety foie gras, served in the manner of a traditional ploughman's lunch, with slivers of Beaufort cheese and bread.’
    • ‘As a teenager I worked in a pub and had to cut big slabs of the stuff for ploughman's lunches.’
    • ‘Refreshments and a ploughman's lunch will be on offer to visitors.’


ploughman's lunch