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shovelnoun [C]

us   /ˈʃʌv·əl/
a tool consisting of a wide blade attached to a long handle, used for digging up or moving loose material, such as earth or snow
shovel
verb [T] us   /ˈʃʌv·əl/
Sally is outside shoveling snow away from the driveway.
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shovelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃʌv.əl/ 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
also shovelful, the amount of something that can fit on a shovel: Should I put another shovelful of coal on the fire?

shovelverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈʃʌv.əl/ us   /ˈʃʌv.əl/ -ll- or US usually -l-
(Definition of shovel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shovel”
in Korean 삽…
in Arabic رَفش…
in Malaysian penyodok…
in French pelle…
in Russian лопата…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鏟, (大機器的)鏟鬥, 一鏟(的量)…
in Italian pala, badile…
in Turkish kürek…
in Polish łopata, szufla…
in Spanish pala…
in Vietnamese cái xẻng…
in Portuguese pá…
in Thai พลั่ว…
in German die Schaufel…
in Catalan pala…
in Japanese シャベル, ショベル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铲, (大机器的)铲斗, 一铲(的量)…
in Indonesian sekop…
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