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Excavator   /ˈɛkskəvˌeɪtər/   Listen
Excavator

noun
1.
A workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying.
2.
A machine for excavating.  Synonyms: digger, power shovel, shovel.






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"Excavator" Quotes from Famous Books



... Mr. Jellicoe. "He finds it as great a mystery as I do. But he thinks that we may get some suggestion from the Director when he comes back. He is a very great authority, as you know, and a practical excavator of great experience too. But I mustn't stay here talking of these things, and keeping you from your pottery. Perhaps I have stayed too long already. If I have I ask your pardon, and I will now wish you a very good afternoon." With a sudden return to his customary wooden impassivity, ...
— The Vanishing Man • R. Austin Freeman

... was the real tomb, a building with thick walls and five rooms in a row. The middle one of these rooms, noticeably larger than the others, is the real burial chamber. These five rooms were originally connected by doors which were afterward walled up. As to the roof, we can only make surmises, as the excavator has furnished us with no material on this point. The walls as they now stand are at the highest point about four meters high, and thus may form only the lower part of the building. Whether the roof was an arch of stone or simply of wood, ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898 • Various



Words linked to "Excavator" :   power shovel, digger, working person, shovel, steam shovel, workingman, machine, excavate, backhoe, working man, dredge, workman



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