Definition of loading shovel in English:
A vehicle with a power-operated shovel for scooping up material and carrying it short distances.
- The fish was scooped off the road and onto another lorry with loading shovels, while the fire brigade power-hosed the greasy road.
- On another occasion he is alleged to have set fire to two compressors and a loading shovel at a business premises, using rags soaked in diesel.
- Although the rubbish from Mr Buckley's wagon had been tipped to the side, the men operating the loading shovels, which compacted the waste to the back of the building, said unless rubbish was cordoned off, it would still be pushed back.