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trowel

[ trou-uhl ]
/ 藞tra蕣 蓹l /
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noun
any of various tools having a flat blade with a handle, used for depositing and working mortar, plaster, etc.
a similar tool with a curved, scooplike blade, used in gardening for taking up plants, turning up earth, etc.
verb (used with object), trow路eled, trow路el路ing or (especially British) trow路elled, trow路el路ling.
to apply, shape, smooth, or dig with or as if with a trowel.
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Origin of trowel

1300鈥50; Middle English <Old French truelle<Late Latin truella, equivalent to Latin tru(a) ladle + -ella-elle

OTHER WORDS FROM trowel

trow路el路er; especially British, trow路el路ler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for trowel

trowel
/ (藞tra蕣蓹l) /

noun
any of various small hand tools having a flat metal blade attached to a handle, used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials
a similar tool with a curved blade used by gardeners for lifting plants, etc
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
(tr) to use a trowel on (plaster, soil, etc)

Derived forms of trowel

troweller or US troweler, noun

Word Origin for trowel

C14: from Old French truele, from Latin trulla a scoop, from trua a stirring spoon
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Other Idioms and Phrases with trowel

trowel

see under lay it on thick.

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