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Definition of shovel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a tool with a long handle and a broad blade with curved edges, used for moving earth, snow, sand, etc. workmen with picks and shovels The children took their pails and shovels to the beach. compare spade
  2. 2the part of a large machine or vehicle that digs or moves earth
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shovel

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