earth·​mov·​er | \ ˈərth-ˌmü-vər How to pronounce earthmover (audio) \

Definition of earthmover

: a machine (such as a bulldozer) for excavating, pushing, or transporting large quantities of earth (as in roadbuilding)

Other Words from earthmover

earthmoving \ ˈərth-​ˌmü-​viŋ How to pronounce earthmover (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of earthmover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the early morning crack that shattered through a San Tan Valley neighborhood was a Caterpillar earthmover ramming an ATM. Robert Anglen, The Arizona Republic, 12 May 2022 Ahmed said the graves had been dug by an earthmover, contrary to traditional practice in which they are dug by shovels and generally marked with marble gravestones. Shah Abbas, Star Tribune, 7 Jan. 2021 Beyond the parking lot, a red, barren moonscape spreads out in three directions, and in the distance dozens of enormous trucks and earthmovers rumble about. Paul Kvinta, Outside Online, 12 Nov. 2019 The earthmovers arrived to begin construction during the last monsoon, accompanied by the police. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, 15 Aug. 2019 One day, the road to Barker Ranch was blocked by rocks moved by a large earthmover. Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2019 Noisy earthmovers aren’t the only liability encountered by adventuresome resort beta-testers. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2018 The tomb was discovered in the Case Rosse area west of the center of Rome by an earthmover working to extend an aqueduct about 6 feet underground. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 13 June 2018 On a patch of high ground in Ukhali, earthmovers are crushing hills into more flat land, but aid groups say there is only enough new space to move about 20,000 refugees. Shashank Bengali,, 30 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of earthmover

1879, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2022

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“Earthmover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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