power shovel


: a power-operated excavating machine consisting of a boom or crane that supports a lever arm with a large bucket at the end of it

Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of power shovel was in 1902

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“Power shovel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20shovel. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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