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Definition of "trowel" [trow•el]

  • A flat-bladed hand tool for leveling, spreading, or shaping substances such as cement or mortar. (noun)
  • A small implement with a pointed, scoop-shaped blade used for digging, as in setting plants. (noun)
  • To spread, smooth, form, or scoop with a trowel. (verb-transitive)

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 "trowel" in a sentence
  • "My pointed trowel is the artist's brush that will stroke and pry uncover and ecpose the old mission wall."
  • "To build yourself, you need to know one end of the trowel from the other have some tools, some spanish & some time in country."
  • "The trowel is the key tool in the kit of any archaeologist."