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English definition of “excavator”

excavator

noun [C]   /ˈek.skə.veɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ UK (US steam shovel)
a large, powerful machine with a container connected to a long arm, used for digging up the groundToolsGardening toolsMining and quarrying
(Definition of excavator noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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