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Synonyms for shovel
ˈʃʌv əlshov·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shovelnoun

    a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle

    digger, power shovel, excavator, shovelful, spadeful

  2. shovel, shovelful, spadefulnoun

    the quantity a shovel can hold

    digger, power shovel, excavator, shovelful, spadeful

  3. shovelnoun

    a fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace

    digger, power shovel, excavator, shovelful, spadeful

  4. power shovel, excavator, digger, shovelverb

    a machine for excavating

    shovelful, power shovel, excavator, digger, spadeful

  5. shovelverb

    dig with or as if with a shovel

    "shovel sand"; "he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"

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  1. List of paraphrases for "shovel":

    dustpan, spade, scoop, skin, spatula, dredge, backhoe, bucket

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  1. Arthur Aidala:

    I love how her father is being portrayed as some big shot rich guy, he literally, literally digs holes where our human waste goes in, and he works by himself with two helpers with a shovel digging ditches.

  2. Steve McCurry:

    Some of the firemen were really upset, one wanted to come after us with a shovel.

  3. Shannon Poe:

    It is really the only effective way to get the gold, you could still go in with a shovel and a pan, but it would n’t be efficient and, of course, the environmental effect would be the same - a non-factor.

  4. Brandon Rola:

    I pulled the shovel out, and I definitely didn't put it together then but just kind of decided to start digging.

  5. Raymond Zar:

    We all have a shovel in life. Some of us use it to build a pyramid with a great view, and some dig a hole to nowhere.

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