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backhoe

or back-hoe, back hoe

[bak-hoh]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of backhoe

First recorded in 1940–45; back1 + hoe
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n.

by 1928, from back (n. or adj.) + hoe (n.).

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