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trowel
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trow·el

 (trou′əl)
n.
1. A flat-bladed hand tool for leveling, spreading, or shaping substances such as concrete or mortar.
2. A small implement with a pointed, scoop-shaped blade used for digging, as in setting plants.
tr.v. trow·eled, trow·el·ing, trow·els or trow·elled or trow·el·ling
To spread, smooth, form, or scoop with a trowel.

[Middle English trowell, from Old French truele, from Late Latin truella, diminutive of Latin trua, ladle.]

trow′el·er, trow′el·ler n.

trowel

(ˈtraʊəl)
n
1. (Tools) any of various small hand tools having a flat metal blade attached to a handle, used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials
2. (Tools) a similar tool with a curved blade used by gardeners for lifting plants, etc
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
(Tools) (tr) to use a trowel on (plaster, soil, etc)
[C14: from Old French truele, from Latin trulla a scoop, from trua a stirring spoon]
ˈtroweller, ˈtroweler n

trow•el

(ˈtraʊ əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. any of various tools having a flat blade with a handle, used for depositing and working mortar, plaster, etc.
2. a similar tool with a curved, scooplike blade, used in gardening for taking up plants, turning up earth, etc.
v.t.
3. to apply, shape, smooth, or dig with or as if with a trowel.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French truelle < Late Latin truella= Latin tru(a) ladle + -ella -elle]
trow′el•er; esp. Brit., trow′el•ler, n.

trowel


Past participle: trowelled
Gerund: trowelling

Imperative
trowel
trowel
Present
I trowel
you trowel
he/she/it trowels
we trowel
you trowel
they trowel
Preterite
I trowelled
you trowelled
he/she/it trowelled
we trowelled
you trowelled
they trowelled
Present Continuous
I am trowelling
you are trowelling
he/she/it is trowelling
we are trowelling
you are trowelling
they are trowelling
Present Perfect
I have trowelled
you have trowelled
he/she/it has trowelled
we have trowelled
you have trowelled
they have trowelled
Past Continuous
I was trowelling
you were trowelling
he/she/it was trowelling
we were trowelling
you were trowelling
they were trowelling
Past Perfect
I had trowelled
you had trowelled
he/she/it had trowelled
we had trowelled
you had trowelled
they had trowelled
Future
I will trowel
you will trowel
he/she/it will trowel
we will trowel
you will trowel
they will trowel
Future Perfect
I will have trowelled
you will have trowelled
he/she/it will have trowelled
we will have trowelled
you will have trowelled
they will have trowelled
Future Continuous
I will be trowelling
you will be trowelling
he/she/it will be trowelling
we will be trowelling
you will be trowelling
they will be trowelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trowelling
you have been trowelling
he/she/it has been trowelling
we have been trowelling
you have been trowelling
they have been trowelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trowelling
you will have been trowelling
he/she/it will have been trowelling
we will have been trowelling
you will have been trowelling
they will have been trowelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trowelling
you had been trowelling
he/she/it had been trowelling
we had been trowelling
you had been trowelling
they had been trowelling
Conditional
I would trowel
you would trowel
he/she/it would trowel
we would trowel
you would trowel
they would trowel
Past Conditional
I would have trowelled
you would have trowelled
he/she/it would have trowelled
we would have trowelled
you would have trowelled
they would have trowelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trowel - a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal bladetrowel - a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials
brick trowel, mason's trowel - a trowel used in masonry
garden trowel - a trowel used by gardeners
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
plastering trowel - a trowel used to spread and smooth plaster
pointing trowel - a trowel used to fill and finish masonry joints with mortar or cement
slick - a trowel used to make a surface slick
Verb1.trowel - use a trowel ontrowel - use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work
cut into, delve, dig, turn over - turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
Translations
مالِجمَسْطَرِينمِسْطَرين
lopatkazednická lžíce
planteskemurske
istutuskauhaistutuslapiolaastilapiolapioidalasta
zidarska žlica
ültetõkanálvakolókanál
múrskeiîplöntuskófla
移植ごて
흙손
kastuvėlis
ķelleliekšķere
murárska lyžica
murslev
เกรียง
malael küreği
cái xẻng bứng cây

trowel

[ˈtraʊəl] N
1. (Agr) → desplantador m
2. (builder's) → paleta f, llana f

trowel

[ˈtraʊəl] n (for building)truelle f; (for gardening)déplantoir m

trowel

nKelle f; to lay something on with a trowel (Brit inf) → bei etw dick auftragen

trowel

[ˈtraʊəl] n (for garden) → paletta da giardiniere; (builder's) → cazzuola

trowel

(ˈtrauəl) noun
1. a tool like a small shovel, used in gardening. he filled the flowerpot with earth, using a trowel.
2. a tool with a flat blade, for spreading mortar, plaster etc.

trowel

مَسْطَرِين lopatka planteske Kelle μυστρί paleta istutuskauha truelle zidarska žlica cazzuola 移植ごて 흙손 troffel murskje kielnia colher de pedreiro, садовый совок murslev เกรียง mala cái xẻng bứng cây 泥铲
References in classic literature ?
I believe he had been knighted himself for storming the English grammar at the point of the pen, in a desperate address engrossed on vellum, on the occasion of the laying of the first stone of some building or other, and for handing some Royal Personage either the trowel or the mortar.
It is this," I answered, producing a trowel from beneath the folds of my roquelaire.
But she had been observed almost immediately on her return by some people of scrupulous character and great influence: they had seen her idling in the churchyard, restoring as well as she could with a little trowel a baby's obliterated grave.
Some people like it laid on with a trowel, and this requires very little art.
Our knives, a few sundries, such as a compass, matches, a pocket filter, tobacco, a trowel, a bottle of brandy, and the clothes we stood in.
He must first receive the trowel," whispered one of the brothers.
Such sayings themselves grow harder and adhere more firmly with age, and it would take many blows with a trowel to clean an old wiseacre of them.
Officially privileged, while holding that dignity, to hand a silver trowel to a royal personage condescending to lay a first stone of a charitable edifice.
There is at this moment for you an utterance brave and grand as that of the colossal chisel of Phidias, or trowel of the Egyptians, or the pen of Moses or Dante, but different from all these.
Mr Plornish, who had a small share in a small builder's business in the neighbourhood, said, trowel in hand, on the tops of scaffolds and on the tiles of houses, that people did tell him as Mr Merdle was the one, mind you, to put us all to rights in respects of that which all on us looked to, and to bring us all safe home as much as we needed, mind you, fur toe be brought.
All the gaunt wrecks, the black- ened skeletons of houses that stared so dismally at the sunlit grass of the hill, would presently be echoing with the ham- mers of the restorers and ringing with the tapping of their trowels.
Is sure he is at the head of a lodge, and wears short aprons, and is made a perfect idol of with candlesticks and trowels.