power shovel
noun Date: 1909 a power-operated excavating machine consisting of a boom or crane that supports a lever arm with a large bucket at the end of it

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  • Power shovel — P H 4100 XPB cable loading shovel A power shovel (also stripping shovel or front shovel or electric mining shovel) is a bucket equipped machine, usually electrically powered, used for digging and loading earth or fragmented rock and for mineral… …   Wikipedia

  • power shovel — any self propelled shovel for excavating earth, ore, or coal with a dipper that is powered by a diesel engine or electric motor. Cf. shovel (def. 2). [1905 10] * * * ▪ tool       digging and loading machine consisting of a revolving deck with a… …   Universalium

  • power shovel — noun a machine for excavating • Syn: ↑excavator, ↑digger, ↑shovel • Derivationally related forms: ↑shovel (for: ↑shovel), ↑dig (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • power shovel — pow′er shov el n. min civ any self propelled shovel for excavating earth, ore, or coal with a dipper that is powered by a diesel engine or electric motor Compare shovel 2) • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • power shovel — n. power operated machine used for excavating, power excavator …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Marion Power Shovel Company — This article is about the company. For the historic Model 91 steam shovel in upstate New York, see Marion Steam Shovel (Le Roy, New York). Marion Power Shovel Company Industry Machinery manufacturing Fate Acquired Successor …   Wikipedia

  • Marion Power Shovel — was a Marion, Ohio based manufacturer of earth moving shovels and draglines, mainly used in construction and resource extraction. The company s main product line consisted of bucket mining shovels and dragline mining shovels. From 1900 to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Shovel (disambiguation) — Shovel may refer too:*Shovel, a tool for lifting and moving loose material *Power shovel, a bucket equipped machine, usually electrically powered, used for digging and loading earth or fragmented rock material, the modern equivalent of steam… …   Wikipedia

  • shovel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scofl; akin to Old High German scūfla shovel, Old English scūfan to thrust away Date: before 12th century 1. a. a hand implement consisting of a broad scoop or a more or less hollowed out blade… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shovel — Synonyms and related words: backhoe, bail, bar spade, bore, bucket, burrow, coal shovel, cup, decant, delve, dig, dig out, dike, dip, dish, dish out, dish up, dredge, drill, drive, excavate, fork, furrow, garden spade, gouge, gouge out, groove,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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