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excavator, *digger, earth mover, heavy machinery.
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backhoe — by 1928, from BACK (Cf. back) (n. or adj.) + HOE (Cf. hoe) (n.) … Etymology dictionary
backhoe — [bak′hō΄] n. 1. a power driven excavating vehicle with a hinged bucket at the end of a long, jointed arm: it digs by drawing the bucket toward the power unit 2. the digging mechanism of this vehicle … English World dictionary
Backhoe — A backhoe, also called a rear actor or back actor, is a piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket on the end of a two part articulated arm. They are typically mounted on the back of a tractor or front loader. The section of the … Wikipedia
backhoe — 1. noun a) A piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket on the end of an articulated arm; drawn backwards to move earth. b) A multi purpose tractor with a front mounted loading bucket and a rear mounted backhoe … Wiktionary
backhoe — (Brit. also backhoe loader) noun a mechanical excavator which draws towards itself a bucket attached to a hinged boom … English new terms dictionary
backhoe — noun Date: 1928 an excavating machine having a bucket that is attached to a rigid bar hinged to a boom and that is drawn toward the machine in operation … New Collegiate Dictionary
backhoe — /bak hoh /, n. a hydraulic excavating machine consisting of a tractor having an attached hinged boom, with a bucket with movable jaws on the end of the boom. Also, back hoe, back hoe. [1940 45; BACK1 + HOE] * * * … Universalium
backhoe — back|hoe [ˈbækhəu US hou] n AmE a large digging machine used for making roads etc … Dictionary of contemporary English
backhoe — back|hoe [ bæk,hou ] noun count a large machine used for digging holes … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
backhoe — noun (C) a large digging machine used for making roads etc … Longman dictionary of contemporary English