from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large, steam-driven machine for digging.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A digging-, dredging-, or excavating-machine, driven by steam in its own engine from its own boiler: usually mounted on a car to run upon the rails of a track and used in mining, canal, and railway work. Called
steam-navvyin England. It is essentially the same as the dredge, but is operated on land instead of from a boat. See cut at excavator.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
industrial machinedesigned to effect a shovelling actionthrough steam power.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a power shovel that is driven by steam
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