Definitions

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  • adjective construction, not comparable Designed to move large quantities of earth or rubble for civil engineering or building purposes.
  • adjective figuratively, comparable Of great significance.

Etymologies

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earth +‎ moving

Examples

  • Rapid expansion of public infrastructure and urbanization there are driving demand for bulldozers, excavators and other earthmoving equipment.

    Deere Enhances Focus on Russia

  • The Guihulngan mayor, Ernesto Reyes, said crews were using earthmoving equipment in the search for casualties.

    Philippines earthquake toll rises as dig continues for landslide casualties

  • It is also the first time Bridgestone has produced these types of tires, typically found on earthmoving equipment, outside of Japan.

    Japanese Tire Maker Sets U.S. Investment

  • The new construction site glowed dull orange, the earthmoving machines resting quietly in their foundation pits.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • He radioed de Roon and told him to bring jacks and any earthmoving equipment he could get his hands on.

    Foreign Influence

  • This just in: caterpillar — the maker of earthmoving equipment, including bulldozers and monster mining trucks — reported first-quarter profits of 55 cents a share, up from a loss of 19 cents a year earlier.

    A New Economic Order

  • More digging was needed, but most of the earthmoving machines had already been shifted out of the canyon.

    Colossus

  • The claws and earthmoving scoops around her were tools for attacking nature, not maintaining the city.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • As early as 1905 the Reclamation Bureau relied on electricity to power earthmoving equipment on its Gunnison Tunnel in western Colorado, keeping diesel trucks on hand only as temporary backups in case a power line went down.

    Colossus

  • In the meantime enjoy the little lighthearted things — we can get back to talking about heavy, earthmoving things when I feel up to it.

    me too! « Love | Peace | Ohana

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