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shovel

noun [C] uk   /ˈʃʌv.əl/ us  
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 snowToolsGardening tools a similar part on a large machine, for picking up and holding loose materialMachine parts (also shovelful) the amount of something that can fit on a shovel: Should I put another shovelful of coal on the fire?Informal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volume

shovel

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈʃʌv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) us  
to move with a shovel: Would you give me a hand shovelling the snow away from the garage door?Removing and extracting
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