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  Definition of shovel
  1. a machine for excavating
  2. a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle
  3. a fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace
  4. the quantity a shovel can hold
  5. dig with or as if with a shovel; "shovel sand"; "he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"
Similar Words: power shovel, excavator, digger, shovelful, spadeful

 

See Also: garbage down, gobble up, shovel in, bolt down, rake in

 

Hyponyms: backhoe, dredge, steam shovel, hand shovel, posthole digger, post-hole digger, scoop, scoop shovel

 

Derivational Morphology: dig, dig out, delve, cut into, turn over, excavate, power shovel, excavator, digger, shovelful, spadeful, shoveler, shoveller

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: lopata   Chinese: 鏟子  
Croatian: lopata   Dutch: schop  
Finnish: lapio   French: pelle  
German: Schaufel   Greek: φτυάρι  
Hungarian: lapát   Italian: pala  
Japanese: ショベル   Korean:  
Latin: pala   Portuguese:  
Russian: лопата   Slovak: lopata  
Slovene: lopata   Spanish: pala  
Swedish: skyffel   Telugu: పార  
 
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