1. One who cultivates; as, a cultivator of the soil; a cultivator of literature.
2. An agricultural implement used in the tillage of growing crops, to loosen the surface of the earth and kill the weeds; esp., a triangular frame set with small shares, drawn by a horse and by handles.
Note: ☞ In a broader signification it includes any complex implement for pulverizing or stirring the surface of the soil, as harrows, grubbers, horse hoes, etc.
n 1: someone concerned with the science or art or business of
cultivating the soil [syn: agriculturist, grower, raiser]
2: a farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil
(for aeration and weed control and conservation of
moisture) [syn: tiller]