or back-hoe, back hoe
- a hydraulic excavating machine consisting of a tractor having an attached hinged boom, with a bucket with movable jaws on the end of the boom.
Origin of backhoe
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Examples from the Web for backhoe
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy looked on as Pollard began to disinter the president with the backhoe.What Became of JFK’s Gravedigger?
November 22, 2013
First they set fire to a backhoe and a car, burning them to shells.Who's Burning Palestinian Mosques in the West Bank and Israel?
December 13, 2011
Leon drove the van down a dirt trail and stopped near the backhoe, which had finished its digging and was now just waiting.
Behind the church there was a cemetery, and at the far end of it a backhoe had just begun digging the grave.
Word Origin and History for backhoe
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