Meaning of SHOVEL in English


[shov.el] n [ME, fr. OE scofl; akin to OHG scufla shovel, OE scufan to thrust away] (bef. 12c) 1 a: a hand implement consisting of a broad scoop or a more or less hollowed out blade with a handle used to lift and throw material b: something that resembles a shovel c: an excavating machine; esp: an hydraulic diesel-engine driven power shovel

2: shovelful

[2]shovel vb -eled or -elled ; or -el.ling vt (15c) 1: to take up and throw with a shovel

2: to dig or clean out with a shovel

3: to throw or convey roughly or in a mass as if with a shovel "~ed his food into his mouth" ~ vi: to use a shovel

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