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power shovel

n.
A large, usually mobile earthmoving machine having a boom and a hinged bucket for excavating. Also called steam shovel.

pow′er shov`el


n.
any self-propelled shovel for excavating earth, ore, or coal with a dipper that is powered by a diesel engine or electric motor. Compare shovel (def. 2).
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.power shovel - a machine for excavatingpower shovel - a machine for excavating    
backhoe - an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth
dredge - a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
steam shovel - a power shovel that is driven by steam
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