Definition of steam shovel in English:

Share this entry

steam shovel


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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: steam shovel

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.