English version

steam shovel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Construction, Civil
steam shovelˈsteam ˌshovel noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 American EnglishTBCTEC a large machine that digs and moves earth
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steam shovelBasically, a strip-mining machine is a steam shovel, exponentially enlarged.On the floor I saw a toy steam shovel with black sides and a red roof.
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