• (noun): A tool with a flat blade attached approximately at a right angle to a long handle, used for weeding, cultivating, and gardening.
  • (verb-transitive): To weed, cultivate, or dig up with a hoe.
  • (verb-intransitive): To work with a hoe.

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  • (noun): a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
  • (verb): dig with a hoe; "He is hoeing the flower beds"

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Hoe or HOE may refer to:

Hoe (food), a Korean dish of raw fish
Hoe (letter), a Georgian letter
Hoe (tool), a hand tool used in gardening and farming
Backhoe, a piece of excavating equipment
HOE, pharmaceutical compound number prefix for Hoechst AG

Example Sentences

  • But they started to cook with it, beginning with native fry cake, which they called hoe bread or hoecake.

  • It's a tough row to hoe, in other words, to make the jump from the lower house of Congress to the White House.

  • Soulja Boy claimed in this article that his lyrics are not obscene (really, even the word hoe?)

  • But you can't just come on a morning television show and say the word hoe without some kind of reference point.

  • -- The word "howes" inserted in connection with various kinds of dogs, is our modern word hoe; Smith has it hows on page 86, and howes on page 162.

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