noun. ['ˈbækˌhoʊ'] an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth.
- power shovel
- scoop shovel
- back (English)
- bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
- hoe (English)
- ho (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Words that Rhyme with Backhoe
How do you pronounce backhoe?
Pronounce backhoe as ˈbæˌkhoʊ.
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Example sentences of the word backhoe
1. Noun, singular or mass
Use the backhoe to dig away and create a wall on the uphill side of the playground.