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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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

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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offside …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.