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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shov·el /ˈʃʌvəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shov·el n.  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.
 Shovel hat, a broad-brimmed hat, turned up at the sides, and projecting in front like a shovel, -- worn by some clergy of the English Church. [Colloq.]
 Shovelspur Zool., a flat, horny process on the tarsus of some toads, -- used in burrowing.
 Steam shovel, a machine with a scoop or scoops, operated by a steam engine, for excavating earth, as in making railway cuttings.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shov·el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shoveled or Shovelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Shoveling or Shovelling.]
 1. To take up and throw with a shovel; as, to shovel earth into a heap, or into a cart, or out of a pit.
 2. To gather up as with a shovel.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved
           container or scoop and a handle
      2: the quantity a shovel can hold [syn: shovelful, spadeful]
      3: a fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals
         or ashes in a fireplace
      4: a machine for excavating [syn: power shovel, excavator,
      v : dig with or as if with a shovel; "shovel sand"; "he
          shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"
      [also: shovelling, shovelled]