Variant of trowel
- a tool with a thin, flat, rectangular blade, used for smoothing plaster
- a tool with a thin, flat, pointed blade for applying and shaping mortar, as in bricklaying
- a tool with a pointed scoop for loosening soil, digging holes, etc. in a garden
Origin: Middle English truel from Middle French truelle from Late Latin truella for Classical Latin trulla, small ladle, scoop, trowel from trua, stirring spoon, ladle, probably from Indo-European base an unverified form twer-, to stir from source turbid
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