shoveler

noun

shov·​el·​er ˈshə-və-lər How to pronounce shoveler (audio)
ˈshəv-lər
variants or shoveller
1
: one that shovels
2
: any of several freshwater ducks (genus Anas) that have a large very broad bill and feed by dabbling

Examples of shoveler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The franchise has also leaned on volunteer snow shovelers to help clear the field and stands of Highmark Stadium, while crews worked on clearing parking lots. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2024 Earlier in the day, the Bills asked snow shovelers in a statement not to report to the stadium until further notice. NBC News, 15 Jan. 2024 Birders will wear out their binoculars scanning for the dozens of species found at the park including meadowlark, summer tanager, northern shoveler and wood duck. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 Photo of the day: Snow shovelers volunteer at Highmark Stadium Snow shovelers returned to Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, on Saturday to help clear snow ahead of a playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024 The team relied on shovelers to help dig out snow before Monday’s playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ali Gostanian, NBC News, 21 Jan. 2024 The team relied on shovelers to help dig out before Monday’s playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 19 Jan. 2024 Volunteers worked overnight, and as of Monday morning, the franchise was still calling for shovelers to help prepare the stadium for the game. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2024 As the first shift of volunteers trudged back to their cars, a fresh wave of eager shovelers filed in past them. Jalen Wright, New York Times, 20 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shoveler was in the 15th century

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“Shoveler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoveler. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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shoveler

noun
shov·​el·​er
variants or shoveller
1
: one that shovels
2
: any of several freshwater ducks having a large and very broad bill

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