or back-hoe, back hoe

[ bak-hoh ]
/ ˈbækˌhoʊ /


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

First recorded in 1940–45; back1 + hoe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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