1. backhoe

noun. ['ˈbækˌhoʊ'] an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth.


  • power shovel
  • scoop
  • digger
  • scoop shovel
  • excavator


  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoe (English)
  • ho (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Backhoe

  • arapaho
  • arapahoe
  • donahoe
  • freakshow
  • greenhoe
  • idaho
  • ivanhoe
  • navajo
  • navajo
  • prudhoe

How do you pronounce backhoe?

Pronounce backhoe as ˈbæˌkhoʊ.

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Sentences with backhoe

1. Noun, singular or mass
Use the backhoe to dig away and create a wall on the uphill side of the playground.