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Definition of Shovel


  1. 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.
  2. To take up and throw with a shovel; as, to shovel earth into a heap, or into a cart, or out of a pit.
  3. To gather up as with a shovel.

Shovel Quotations

I once said, 'We will bury you,' and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.
Nikita Khrushchev

When I say artist I mean the man who is building things - creating molding the earth - whether it be the plains of the west - or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction - some with a brush - some with a shovel - some choose a pen.
Jackson Pollock

We don't have a monopoly. Anyone who wants to dig a well without a Hughes bit can always use a pick and shovel.
Howard Hughes

Some of us are like a shovel brigade that follow a parade down Main Street cleaning up.
Donald T. Regan

I think Michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs. In Michigan, I do fireworks, shovel snow and live life.
Jeff Daniels
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Shovel Translations

shovel in Danish is skovl
shovel in Dutch is opscheppen, scheppen
shovel in French is pelle, pelleter, palette
shovel in German is Schaufel, schaufeln, Schaufel
shovel in Italian is vanga, badile
shovel in Latin is rutila
shovel in Spanish is espatula, pala
shovel in Swedish is skyffel, skovel, skyffla
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