—n. 1. a long-handled implement having a thin, flat blade usually set transversely, used to break up the surface of the ground, destroy weeds, etc.
2. any of various implements of similar form, as for mixing plaster or mortar.
—v.t. to dig, scrape, weed, cultivate, etc., with a hoe.
—v.i. to use a hoe.
Pronunciation: (hō),[key] —n. 1. Richard, 1812–86, U.S. inventor and manufacturer of printing-press equipment.
2. his father,Robert, 1784–1833, U.S. manufacturer of printing presses.