Shovel hat
Shovel Shov"el, n. [OE. shovele, schovele, AS. scoft, sceoft; akin to D. schoffel, G. schaufel, OHG. sc?vala, Dan. skovl, Sw. skofvel, skyffel, and to E. shove. [root]160. See {Shove}, v. t.] An implement consisting of a broad scoop, or more or less hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing earth, coal, grain, or other loose substances. [1913 Webster]

{Shovel hat}, a broad-brimmed hat, turned up at the sides, and projecting in front like a shovel, -- worn by some clergy of the English Church. [Colloq.]

{Shovelspur} (Zo["o]l.), a flat, horny process on the tarsus of some toads, -- used in burrowing.

{Steam shovel}, a machine with a scoop or scoops, operated by a steam engine, for excavating earth, as in making railway cuttings. [1913 Webster]


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  • shovel hat — n. a stiff, low crowned hat with a broad brim turned up at the sides, worn by some clergymen …   English World dictionary

  • shovel hat — shovel hatted, adj. a hat with a broad brim turned up at the sides and projecting with a shovellike curve in front and behind; worn by some ecclesiastics, chiefly in England. * * * …   Universalium

  • shovel hat — /ˈʃʌvəl hæt/ (say shuvuhl hat) noun a hat with a broad brim turned up at the sides and projecting with a shovel like curve in front and behind; worn by some ecclesiastics …   Australian English dictionary

  • shovel hat — shov′el hat n. a hat with a shallow crown and a broad brim turned up at the sides, worn esp. by some clergymen • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • shovel hat — noun a stiff broad brimmed hat with the brim turned up at the sides and projecting in front; worn by some clergymen in Britain • Hypernyms: ↑hat, ↑chapeau, ↑lid …   Useful english dictionary

  • shovel hat — noun Date: 1829 a shallow crowned hat with a wide brim curved up at the sides that is worn by some clergymen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shovel hat — noun a black felt hat with a low round crown and a broad brim turned up at the sides, formerly worn especially by clergymen …   English new terms dictionary

  • Shovel — Shov el, n. [OE. shovele, schovele, AS. scoft, sceoft; akin to D. schoffel, G. schaufel, OHG. sc?vala, Dan. skovl, Sw. skofvel, skyffel, and to E. shove. [root]160. See {Shove}, v. t.] An implement consisting of a broad scoop, or more or less… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shovel — /shuv euhl/, n., v., shoveled, shoveling or (esp. Brit.) shovelled, shovelling. n. 1. an implement consisting of a broad blade or scoop attached to a long handle, used for taking up, removing, or throwing loose matter, as earth, snow, or coal. 2 …   Universalium

  • shovel — I. /ˈʃʌvəl / (say shuvuhl) noun 1. an implement consisting of a broad blade or scoop attached to a handle, used for taking up and removing loose matter, as earth, snow, coal, etc. 2. a contrivance or machine for shovelling, removing matter, etc.… …   Australian English dictionary

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