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ex·ca·va·tor

 (ĕk′skə-vā′tər)
n.
One that excavates, especially a machine used for digging having a bucket attached to a two-part boom and a rotating cab for the operator.
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excavator

(ˈɛkskəˌveɪtə)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a powered machine for digging earth, gravel, sand, etc, esp a caterpillar tractor so equipped
2. any person, animal, or thing that excavates
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ex•ca•va•tor

(ˈɛks kəˌveɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that excavates.
2. a power-driven machine for digging, moving, or transporting loose gravel, sand, or soil.
[1805–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excavator - a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarryingexcavator - a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
2.excavator - a machine for excavatingexcavator - 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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Translations
آلة تَنْقيب
bagr
gravemaskinegravko
kaivinkone
exkavátor
grafari; grafa
掘削機
kopáč
ekskavatörkazma makinası

excavator

[ˈekskəveɪtəʳ] N (= machine) → excavadora f; (= person) → excavador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

excavator

[ˈɛkskəveɪtər] n
(ARCHAEOLOGY) (= person) → personne f qui participe à des fouilles
(= machine) → pelleteuse f, excavateur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

excavator

n (= machine)Bagger m; (Archeol: = person) → Ausgräber(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

excavator

[ˈɛkskəˌveɪtəʳ] n (machine) → escavatrice f, escavatore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

excavate

(ˈekskəveit) verb
1. to dig up (a piece of ground etc) or to dig out (a hole) by doing this.
2. in archaeology, to uncover or open up (a structure etc remaining from earlier times) by digging. The archaeologist excavated an ancient fortress.
ˌexcaˈvation noun
ˈexcavator noun
a machine or person that excavates.
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