steam shovel

noun

Definition of steam shovel

: a power shovel operated by steam broadly : power shovel

First Known Use of steam shovel

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steam shovel was in 1878

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steam shovel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of steam shovel

US : a large machine that is powered by steam and that is used for digging large holes

steam shovel

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Kids Definition of steam shovel

: a power machine for digging

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