back hoe

backhoe

[bak-hoh]
noun
a hydraulic excavating machine consisting of a tractor having an attached hinged boom, with a bucket with movable jaws on the end of the boom.
Also, back-hoe, back hoe.


Origin:
1940–45; back1 + hoe

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