template excavator

noun

Definition of template excavator

: an excavator in which a small scoop moves back and forth along the underside of a vertical steel template having the form of the cross section of the ditch to be excavated

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“Template excavator.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/template%20excavator. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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