Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who digs or delves, as with a spade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who digs, as with a spade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who digs with or as if with a spade.
  • n. Figuratively, a patient and laborious investigator.

Etymologies

to delve + -er (Wiktionary)

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