an implement consisting of a broad blade or scoop attached to a long handle, used for taking up, removing, or throwing loose matter, as earth, snow, or coal.
any fairly large contrivance or machine with a broad blade or scoop for taking up or removing loose matter:
a steam shovel.
Informal. shovel hat.
verb (used with object), shoveled, shoveling or (especially British) shovelled, shovelling.
to take up and cast or remove with a shovel:
to shovel coal.
to gather up in large quantity roughly or carelessly with or as if with a shovel:
He shoveled food into his mouth.
to dig or clear with or as if with a shovel:
to shovel a path through the snow.
verb (used without object), shoveled, shoveling or (especially British) shovelled, shovelling.
to work with a shovel.
an instrument for lifting or scooping loose material, such as earth, coal, etc, consisting of a curved blade or a scoop attached to a handle
any machine or part resembling a shovel in action
Also called shovelful. the amount that can be contained in a shovel
short for shovel hat
verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
to lift (earth, etc) with a shovel
(transitive) to clear or dig (a path) with or as if with a shovel
(transitive) to gather, load, or unload in a hurried or careless way: he shovelled the food into his mouth and rushed away
noun 1. any of various animals with a shovellike snout or head, as a guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus, of California. 2. shovelnose sturgeon. noun 1. an American freshwater sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, having a broad shovel-like snout
[shuhv-uh l-nohzd] /ˈʃʌv əlˌnoʊzd/ adjective 1. having the head, snout, or beak broad and flat like the blade of a shovel.
noun 1. flathead catfish. flathead catfish noun 1. a yellow and brown catfish, Pylodictus olivaris, common in the central U.S., having a flattened head and a projecting lower jaw.
noun 1. a small sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorhynchus, of the Mississippi River, having a broad, flat snout.