Synonyms of shovel


1. shovel, hand tool

usage: a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle

2. shovel, shovelful, spadeful, containerful

usage: the quantity a shovel can hold

3. shovel, fire iron

usage: a fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace

4. power shovel, excavator, digger, shovel, machine

usage: a machine for excavating


1. shovel, dig, delve, cut into, turn over

usage: dig with or as if with a shovel; "shovel sand"; "he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"

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