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Definition of "backhoe" [backhoe]

  • An excavator whose bucket is rigidly attached to a hinged pole on the boom and is drawn backward to the machine when in operation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "backhoe" in a sentence
  • "Gator Country owner Gary Saurage (right) directs Steven Parr (in backhoe) as they move a gift shop at the theme park."
  • "One of the considerations in maintaining a backhoe is the tire condition."
  • "Backhoe  A backhoe is a piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket on the end of a two-part articulated arm."