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1A small plough operated by pushing; a hand plough or breast plough.
2North American. A snowplough which works by pushing the snow off a railway track, road, etc.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Adam Martindale (1623–1686), nonconformist minister. From push- + plough.
push plough/ˈpʊʃ plaʊ/
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