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shovel

[ shuhv-uhl ]
/ 藞蕛蕦v 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with object), shov路eled, shov路el路ing or (especially British) shov路elled, shov路el路ling.
verb (used without object), shov路eled, shov路el路ing or (especially British) shov路elled, shov路el路ling.
to work with a shovel.
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Origin of shovel

before 900; Middle English schovel,Old English scofl; cognate with Dutch schoffel hoe; akin to German Schaufel shovel

OTHER WORDS FROM shovel

un路shov路eled, adjectiveun路shov路elled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shovel

shovel
/ (藞蕛蕦vl) /

noun
an instrument for lifting or scooping loose material, such as earth, coal, etc, consisting of a curved blade or a scoop attached to a handle
any machine or part resembling a shovel in action
Also called: shovelful the amount that can be contained in a shovel
short for shovel hat
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled

Derived forms of shovel

shoveller or US shoveler, noun

Word Origin for shovel

Old English scofl; related to Old High German sc奴fla shovel, Dutch schoffel hoe; see shove
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