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[bak-hoh] /ˈbækˌhoʊ/
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.
Origin of backhoe
1940-45; back1 + hoe Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They landed in an marsh and there was no way they would let a backhoe in to move them.
  • As a backhoe breached the dam, the water from the reservoir started to flow.
  • In addition to automotive parts, his sculptures include old horseshoes and the metal teeth from backhoe equipment.
  • Get out the shovel, the backhoe, or whatever tool is necessary and clear some space in your house or apartment.
  • They were following a semi-truck pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with a backhoe.
  • Two employees were attempting to adjust the brakes on a backhoe.
  • For example, a bank gives a contractor a loan to buy a backhoe.
  • The backhoe's rotating superstructure was not guarded or barricaded.
  • The compliance officer observed a portable fire extinguisher located behind the driver's seat in the cab of a backhoe.
  • It is also necessary for the applicant to choose a backhoe operator for the excavation.
Word Origin and History for backhoe

by 1928, from back (n. or adj.) + hoe (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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