earthmover

noun
earth·​mov·​er | \ˈərth-ˌmü-vər \

Definition of earthmover 

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

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earthmoving \ˈərth-​ˌmü-​viŋ \ noun or adjective

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Noisy earthmovers aren’t the only liability encountered by adventuresome resort beta-testers. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "Shopping for a Luxury Home? Now You Can Try Before You Buy," 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, "Construction Workers Find Rare Intact Roman Tomb," 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, latimes.com, "Rohingya Muslims who escaped the Myanmar army now brace for a threat they can't outrun: Rain," 30 May 2018 On the shores of the lake, earthmovers are clearing and grading lots. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Growth isn’t just booming in Charlotte: A new community is popping up across the river," 25 Oct. 2017 Next to the gate a big display highlights some of what is built here—earthmovers, military vehicles, atomic reactor parts. Olga Ingurazova, Smithsonian, "What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution?," 29 Sep. 2017 Levine said Friday as earthmovers pulled chunks of concrete from the old motel. Joseph Pimentel, Orange County Register, "Blighted Lyndy’s Motel torn down on Beach Boulevard in West Anaheim," 8 Mar. 2017 Just as amazingly, the 75710 is both agile and refined — at least for an earthmover coming in at 800,000 pounds. Damon Lavrinc, WIRED, "This Hybrid-Diesel Earthmover Is the World’s Largest Dumptruck," 9 Oct. 2013

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First Known Use of earthmover

1879, in the meaning defined above

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