steam shovel

noun

Definition of steam shovel

: a power shovel operated by steam; broadly : power shovel

First Known Use of steam shovel

1878

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STEAM SHOVEL Defined for English Language Learners

steam shovel

Definition of steam shovel for English Language Learners

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


STEAM SHOVEL Defined for Kids

steam shovel

noun

Definition of steam shovel for Students

: a power machine for digging

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