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American English: /ˈtraʊ(ə)l/
British English: /ˈtraʊəl/

Translation of trowel in Spanish:


  • 1 (Construction) to lay it on with a trowel
    recargar las tintas
    he really laid it on with a trowel
    realmente se le fue la mano
    realmente se pasó [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Remove the bricks and use a pointed trowel to apply mortar to the concrete base, but do not go beyond the chalk lines.
    • Using a trowel, apply plaster over the hole covering the patch and filling the entire hole.
    • Using your chalk line as a guide, spread the mortar with a notched trowel over a 2x5-foot section of the floor.
  • 2 (for gardening)
    desplantador (masculine)
    palita (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • To help you determine planting depths and plant spacing, garden trowels often come with measurements right on the metal.
    • Probably one of the most-used small tools is the trowel, which is ideal for digging small holes for planting and transplanting annuals, vegetables and other smaller plants.
    • Chris sighed and kept on digging his trowel into the earth.
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