An excavator is a very large machine that is used for digging, for example when people are building something.

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  • excavator — EXCAVATÓR, excavatoare, s.n. Maşină de lucru autopropulsată, de mare capacitate, întrebuinţată pentru săpat şi încărcat pământul, la diferite lucrări de terasament, în exploatările miniere etc. [var.: escavatór s.n.] – Din fr. excavateur, cf. rus …   Dicționar Român

  • Excavator — Ex ca*va tor, n. One who, or that which, excavates or hollows out; a machine, as a dredging machine, or a tool, for excavating. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excavator — [n] earthmover backhoe, bulldozer, digger, heavy machinery; concept 505 …   New thesaurus

  • excavator — [eks′kə vāt΄ər] n. a person or thing that excavates; specif., a steam shovel, dredge, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Excavator — CAT 325C, fitted with quick coupler and tilting bucketAn excavator is an engineering vehicle consisting of an articulated arm (boom, stick), bucket and cab mounted on a pivot (a rotating platform, like a Lazy Susan) atop an undercarriage with… …   Wikipedia

  • excavator — UK [ˈekskəˌveɪtə(r)] / US [ˈekskəˌveɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms excavator : singular excavator plural excavators 1) a large machine for digging holes in the ground 2) someone who digs in the ground in order to find things from the past …   English dictionary

  • Excavator — Doppelendiger Exkavator Detailaufnahme: Scharfes Exkavatorende …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • excavator — excavate ► VERB 1) make (a hole or channel) by digging. 2) extract (material) from the ground by digging. 3) carefully remove earth from (an area) in order to find buried remains. DERIVATIVES excavation noun excavator noun. ORIGIN Latin excavare… …   English terms dictionary

  • excavator — noun Date: circa 1815 one that excavates; especially a power operated shovel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • excavator — /eks keuh vay teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that excavates. 2. a power driven machine for digging, moving, or transporting loose gravel, sand, or soil. 3. a sharp, spoonlike instrument used for scraping out diseased tissue, as in dentistry.… …   Universalium

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