Meaning of TROWEL in English


n. & v.


1. a small hand-held tool with a flat pointed blade, used to apply and spread mortar etc.

2 a similar tool with a curved scoop for lifting plants or earth. (trowelled, trowelling; US troweled, troweling)

1. apply (plaster etc.).

2 dress (a wall etc.) with a trowel.

Etymology: ME f. OF truele f. med.L truella f. L trulla scoop, dimin. of trua ladle etc.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.