backhoe

or back-hoe, back hoe

[ bak-hoh ]
/ ˈbækˌhoʊ /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. backgrounder,
  2. backhand,
  3. backhanded,
  4. backhander,
  5. backhaul,
  6. backhouse,
  7. backie,
  8. backing,
  9. backing dog,
  10. backing light

Origin of backhoe

First recorded in 1940–45; back1 + hoe

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Word Origin and History for backhoe

backhoe

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper