power shovel

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of power shovel

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Power shovel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20shovel. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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