Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Backhoe

Hypernyms: digger, excavator, power shovel, shovel

Origin of the word Backhoe

  1. by 1928, from back + hoe. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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