Definition of backhoe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbakhəʊ/
(British also backhoe loader)


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A mechanical excavator which draws towards itself a bucket attached to a hinged boom.
Example sentences
  • He says another major problem with construction equipment is boom failures on backhoes and excavators.
  • Each person selects one piece of equipment to focus on, choosing from loader backhoes, excavators, wheel loaders, crawler tractors, and motor graders, but participants also get a chance to operate the remaining equipment.
  • The company manufactures a family of steel mechanical locking devices designed specifically for skid-steers, skid-steer attachments, backhoes, excavators, and trailer hitches.

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