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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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References in classic literature ?
At eight o'clock the next morning the first stroke of the pickaxe was struck upon the soil of Florida; and from that moment that prince of tools was never inactive for one moment in the hands of the excavators. The gangs relieved each other every three hours.
It got about that the old house had had famous cellarage (which indeed was true), and that Flintwinch had been in a cellar at the moment, or had had time to escape into one, and that he was safe under its strong arch, and even that he had been heard to cry, in hollow, subterranean, suffocated notes, 'Here I am!' At the opposite extremity of the town it was even known that the excavators had been able to open a communication with him through a pipe, and that he had received both soup and brandy by that channel, and that he had said with admirable fortitude that he was All right, my lads, with the exception of his collar-bone.
He saw the pit grow in depth until a great hole yawned the width of the trail--a hole which was amply large enough to hold at one time all of the six excavators. Tarzan could not guess the purpose of so great a labor.
The product intelligence of the F-series excavators combines the integrated operation of a single excavator, intelligent control, network-based integration of excavators, intelligent monitoring, detection, prediction and remote control.
Summary: [170 Pages Report] Excavator Market research report categorizes the global market by Product Type (Compact Excavator, Crawler Excavator, Dragline Excavator, Long Reach Excavator, Suction Excavator), By Size Class (Mini or Compact (198,416 lbs)), By Mechanism Type (Electric, Hydraulic, Hybrid), By End use vertical (Construction, Mining, Forestry & Agriculture, Others), & By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, APEJ, MEA).
Excavator augers are available in both medium duty and heavy duty earth excavator auger attachments for use with mini excavators.
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In an attempt to showcase the new model lineup and reach out to potential Bhutanese customers, Bhutan Hyundai Equipment (BHE) in collaboration with its counterpart in India launched Hyundai 140LC-9 medium-sized excavator in Thimphu on Wednesday.
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