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English definition of “shovel”

shovel

noun [C]     /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 ToolsGardening tools a similar part on a large machine , for picking up and holding loose material Machine 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
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