excavator

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noun ex·ca·va·tor \ˈek-skə-ˌvā-tər\

Definition of excavator

  1. :  one that excavates; especially :  a power-operated shovel

Examples of excavator in a sentence

  1. The excavators found ancient tools at the site.

Circa 1815

First Known Use of excavator

circa 1815


EXCAVATOR Defined for English Language Learners

excavator

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noun ex·ca·va·tor \ˈek-skə-ˌvā-tər\

Definition of excavator for English Language Learners

  • : a person who digs up things that have been buried for a long time


Medical Dictionary

excavator

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noun ex·ca·va·tor \ˈek-skə-ˌvāt-ər\

Medical Definition of excavator

  1. :  an instrument used to open bodily cavities (as in the teeth) or remove material from them


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