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noun [C]     /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 gold diggerMining and quarrying Australian English informal an Australian soldier, especially one who fought in the First World WarSoldiers and people who fight in wars
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