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digger

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪɡ.ər/ us    //
a machine used for digging: a mechanical digger Australian English a person who mines for gold (= removes it from under the ground)
See also
Australian English informal an Australian soldier, especially one who fought in the First World War
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