Meaning of TROWEL in English


— troweler; esp. Brit., troweller , n.

/trow"euhl/ , n. , v. , troweled, troweling or ( esp. Brit. ) trowelled, trowelling .


1. any of various tools having a flat blade with a handle, used for depositing and working mortar, plaster, etc.

2. a similar tool with a curved, scooplike blade, used in gardening for taking up plants, turning up earth, etc.


3. to apply, shape, smooth, or dig with or as if with a trowel.

[ 1300-50; ME truelle truella, equiv. to L tru ( a ) ladle + -ella -ELLE ]

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