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Meaning of excavator

ex•ca•va•tor

Pronunciation: (eks'ku-vā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that excavates.
  2. a power-driven machine for digging, moving, or transporting loose gravel, sand, or soil.
  3. a sharp, spoonlike instrument used for scraping out diseased tissue, as in dentistry.
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