Shovel

Definition of Shovel

Shov´el
n.1.An implement consisting of a broad scoop, or more or less hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing earth, coal, grain, or other loose substances.
Shovel hat
a broad-brimmed hat, turned up at the sides, and projecting in front like a shovel, - worn by some clergy of the English Church.
Shovelspur
(Zool.) a flat, horny process on the tarsus of some toads, - used in burrowing.
Steam shovel
a machine with a scoop or scoops, operated by a steam engine, for excavating earth, as in making railway cuttings.
v. t.1.To take up and throw with a shovel; as, to shovel earth into a heap, or into a cart, or out of a pit.
[imp. & p. p. Shoveled or Shovelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Shoveling or Shovelling.]
2.To gather up as with a shovel.

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