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steam shovel

noun
1.
a machine for digging or excavating, operated by its own engine and boiler.
Origin of steam shovel
1875-1880
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80
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steam-shovel

noun
1.
a steam-driven mechanical excavator, esp one having a large bucket or grab on a beam slung from a revolving jib
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