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shovel

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈʃʌv.əl/
C2 a tool consisting of a wide, square metal or plastic blade, usually with slightly raised sides, attached to a handle, for moving loose material such as sand, coal, or snow a similar part on a large machine, for picking up and holding loose material (also shovelful ) the amount of something that can fit on a shovel: Should I put another shovelful of coal on the fire?

shovel

verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˈʃʌv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to move with a shovel: Would you give me a hand shovelling the snow away from the garage door?
Translations of “shovel”
in Arabic رَفش…
in Korean 삽…
in Malaysian penyodok…
in French pelle…
in Turkish kürek…
in Italian pala, badile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鏟, (大機器的)鏟鬥, 一鏟(的量)…
in Russian лопата…
in Polish łopata, szufla…
in Vietnamese cái xẻng…
in Spanish pala…
in Portuguese pá…
in Thai พลั่ว…
in German die Schaufel…
in Catalan pala…
in Japanese シャベル, ショベル…
in Indonesian sekop…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铲, (大机器的)铲斗, 一铲(的量)…
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