Meaning of TROWEL in English

TROWEL

I. ˈtrau̇(-ə)l noun

Etymology: Middle English truel, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin truella, from Latin trulla ladle

Date: 13th century

: any of various hand tools used to apply, spread, shape, or smooth loose or plastic material ; also : a scoop-shaped or flat-bladed garden tool for taking up and setting small plants

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trowel: 1 gardener's, 2 plasterer's, 3 bricklayer's

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II. transitive verb

( -eled or -elled ; -el·ing or -el·ling )

Date: circa 1670

: to smooth, mix, or apply with or as if with a trowel

• trow·el·er noun

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