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trowel

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noun trow·el \ˈtrau̇(-ə)l\

Definition of trowel

  1. :  any of various hand tools used to apply, spread, shape, or smooth loose or plastic material; also :  a scoop-shaped or flat-bladed garden tool for taking up and setting small plants

Illustration of trowel

Origin and Etymology of trowel

Middle English truel, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin truella, from Latin trulla ladle


First Known Use: 13th century

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trowel

transitive verb trow·el

Definition of trowel

troweled

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trowelled

troweling

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trowelling

  1. :  to smooth, mix, or apply with or as if with a trowel

troweler

noun

Circa 1670

First Known Use of trowel

circa 1670

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TROWEL Defined for English Language Learners

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trowel

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noun trow·el \ˈtrau̇(-ə)l\

Definition of trowel for English Language Learners

  • : a small tool with a curved blade that is used by gardeners for digging holes

  • : a small tool with a flat blade that is used for spreading and smoothing mortar or plaster


TROWEL Defined for Kids

trowel

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noun trow·el \ˈtrau̇-əl\

Definition of trowel for Students

  1. 1 :  a small hand tool with a flat blade used for spreading and smoothing mortar or plaster

  2. 2 :  a small hand tool with a curved blade used by gardeners


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