There are 2 translations of shovel in Spanish:

shovel1

Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌvəl/

n

  • 1 (spade) pala (f) a shovel of earth una palada de tierra
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    • Hand tools such as spades, shovels, sickles etc, which currently attract a 16 per cent excise duty will also be fully exempt.
    • Much of the work is done manually using basic tools like hammers, shovels, axes and mammoties, a spade-like implement common throughout Sri Lanka.
    • Digging tools like rakes, shovels, pitch forks and spade are some of the basic tools used by professional gardeners as well as beginners.
  • 2
    (power shovel)
    2.1 excavadora (f) 2.2 (scoop) pala (f)
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    • If you are mining by open pit, your haul trucks and shovels will be diesel or electric.
    • A mechanical shovel was used to load lorries resulting in the decimation of the surface.
    • Two workmen and a mechanical shovel would sort out the whole sorry mess in one weekend at a tiny fraction of the stupid price they are talking about for a bridge.

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 2 translations of shovel in Spanish:

shovel2

vt ( (BrE) -ll-)

  • [coal] palear; [snow] espalar they shoveled a path through the snow abrieron un camino con la pala en la nieve to shovel sand into a pile amontonar arena con una pala he shoveled his food down [colloquial/familiar] engulló or se zampó la comida
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    • She went out and helped the boys shovel snow out of the drive and part of the street.
    • Once the first few inches of ice formed, men were put on the ice to shovel any snow that fell.
    • Have your kids help shovel the snow off the driveway and use that excess snow to build a huge snow fort.

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.