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EXCAVATOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excavator mean? 

EXCAVATOR (noun)
  The noun EXCAVATOR has 2 senses:

1. a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying
2. a machine for excavating

  Familiarity information: EXCAVATOR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCAVATOR (noun)


Sense 1excavator [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("excavator" is a kind of...):

working man; working person; workingman; workman (an employee who performs manual or industrial labor)


Sense 2excavator [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A machine for excavating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

power shovel; digger; excavator; shovel

Hypernyms ("excavator" is a kind of...):

machine (any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "excavator"):

backhoe (an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth)

dredge (a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed)

steam shovel (a power shovel that is driven by steam)


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