Definition of steam shovel in English:

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steam shovel

Pronunciation: /ˈstēm ˌSHəvəl/

noun

An excavator that is powered by steam.
Example sentences
  • When Yamamoto pursues the bomber, he winds up buried in dirt as the bomber commandeers a steam shovel; as he's being unearthed by Michelle, he screams, ‘What are you doing?’
  • ‘We're standing over this hole where they're digging out the trash with a steam shovel,’ Townsend said, continuing the long-distance description.
  • One draws a deep breath at this and notices uneasily that a mighty big shoehorn - it looks like a steam shovel - is trying to jam a lot of writers into a fairly tight social category.

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Syllabification: steam shov·el

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