One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of plough patented by D. Stanyforth and Joseph Foljambe of Eastwood (West Yorkshire) in 1730, adapted from an earlier Dutch design.
Mid 18th century. From Rotherham, the name of a town in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where this type of plough was first produced + plough.
Rotherham plough/ˌrɒð(ə)rəm ˈplaʊ/
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