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1. shovel

noun. ['ˈʃʌvəl'] a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle.

Synonyms

  • hand tool
  • scoop
  • hand shovel
  • scoop shovel
  • post-hole digger

Etymology

  • shovele (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Shovel

  • lovell

How do you pronounce shovel?

Pronounce shovel as ˈʃəvəl.

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Sentences with shovel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a shovel to dig around the pipe.

Quotes about shovel


1. Do you shovel to survive, or survive to shovel?
- Kōbō Abe, The Woman in the Dunes

2. When I found him lying in the ditch holding a shovel, I thought he was sleeping on the job. Turns out he was being even lazier, and he was in fact dead.
- Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

3. A Voice from the Past A book is a voice from the past whispering into your ear.Sometime I get the urge to exhume the author's bodyand hit him in the head with a shovel.
- Beryl Dov

2. shovel

verb. ['ˈʃʌvəl'] dig with or as if with a shovel.

Synonyms

  • dig
  • turn over
  • delve

Etymology

  • shovele (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. shovel

noun. ['ˈʃʌvəl'] a machine for excavating.

Synonyms

  • steam shovel
  • power shovel
  • digger
  • machine
  • dredge
  • excavator

Etymology

  • shovele (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. shovel

noun. ['ˈʃʌvəl'] the quantity a shovel can hold.

Synonyms

  • shovelful
  • spadeful

Etymology

  • shovele (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. shovel

noun. ['ˈʃʌvəl'] a fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace.

Etymology

  • shovele (Middle English (1100-1500))
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