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English definition of “digger”

digger

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪɡ.ər/ us    //
a machine used for digging: a mechanical diggerToolsGardening toolsMining and quarrying Australian English a person who mines for gold (= removes it from under the ground)
See also
Mining and quarrying
Australian English informal an Australian soldier, especially one who fought in the First World WarSoldiers and people who fight in wars
(Definition of digger from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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