Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mechanical excavator whose bucket is attached by a hinge to a two-part arm and is drawn backward to the machine when in operation.

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  • noun A piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket or scoop on the end of an articulated arm; drawn backwards to move earth.
  • noun Canada, Australia A multi-purpose tractor with a front-mounted loading bucket and a rear-mounted digging bucket.
  • verb To excavate using such equipment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth

Etymologies

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back +‎ hoe

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  • Gator Country owner Gary Saurage (right) directs Steven Parr (in backhoe) as they move a gift shop at the theme park.

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  • One of the considerations in maintaining a backhoe is the tire condition.

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  • A backhoe is a piece of equipment the helps move dirt, gravel, and any other material on your jobsite from one place to another.

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  • A backhoe is a piece of equipment the helps move dirt, gravel, and any other material on your jobsite from one place to another.

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  • Backhoe  A backhoe is a piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket on the end of a two-part articulated arm.

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  • And that's the reason that this vehicle has this gigantic kind of backhoe arm that is in the days ahead.

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  • One was threatened to be brought "straight to their makeshift grave" or to the "backhoe" (referring to the backhoe used to dig the graves for the victims of the

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  • There is a lot of (physical) work done there, such as backhoe operations and driving snowplows. "

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  • The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday released a metallurgical analysis of approximately 55 feet of pipe that appeared to rule out several possible causes of the pipeline failure, including corrosion or external blunt force, such as from a backhoe, and to suggest the blame could involve substandard welds.

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