Definition of backhoe
: an excavating machine having a bucket that is attached to a rigid bar hinged to a boom and that is drawn toward the machine in operation
Recent Examples of backhoe from the Web
DiNardo then allegedly used a backhoe to dig a hole about 6-feet deep, and buried Patrick inside.
Dinardo allegedly used a backhoe to dig a 6-foot-deep hole and bury Patrick, investigators said.
Another man came to field-dress the bull, and hauled it away with a backhoe, but left the cow, the hunters told Baird.
In an interview on Saturday, Luna described frantic days when the Comcast contractors came to Weston Lakes with backhoes and boring machines in June 2015.
Construction equipment, including a backhoe, was used in the search.
Investigators blocked traffic on Mussey Avenue just before noon and brought construction equipment, including a backhoe, to the site.
Indeed, his White House advisers and GOP leaders in Congress are bracing themselves for a worst-case scenario in which the President trades his shovel for a backhoe by firing Mueller.
On Wednesday, crews with backhoes set dozens of washing machine-sized bags of rock and sand on the sides of roadways to hold back water.
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Definition of backhoe for English Language Learners
: a large machine that digs into the ground with a metal scoop
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