rototiller

[roh-tuh-til-er]
noun
a motorized device having spinning blades perpendicular to the ground and arranged like spokes, used for tilling soil.
Also, roto-tiller, roto tiller.
Also called rotary tiller.


Origin:
1920–25; rot(ary) + -o- + tiller1

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The measured amount of bentonite was spread over the surface of the aggregate
  and mixed in with a rototiller.
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  rototiller.
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