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Meaning of SUBSOIL

Pronunciation:  'subsoyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the layer of soil between the topsoil and bedrock
 

SUBSOIL is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: undersoil
 
 See Also: dirt, soil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sub"soil`\, n.
    The bed, or stratum, of earth which lies immediately beneath
    the surface soil.
    
    {Subsoil plow}, a plow having a share and standard but no
       moldboard. It follows in the furrow made by an ordinary
       plow, and loosens the soil to an additional depth without
       bringing it to the surface. --Knight.
    
    
  2. \Sub"soil`\, v. t.
    To turn up the subsoil of.
    
    
 

 

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