Backhoe definitions

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A mechanical excavator whose bucket is attached by a hinge to a two-part arm and is drawn backward to the machine when in operation.
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A power-driven excavating vehicle with a hinged bucket at the end of a long, jointed arm: it digs by drawing the bucket toward the power unit.
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The digging mechanism of this vehicle.
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A piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket or scoop on the end of an articulated arm, drawn backwards to move earth.
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(chiefly US, Canada, Australia) A multi-purpose tractor with a front-mounted loading bucket and a rear-mounted digging bucket.
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To excavate using such equipment.
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Origin of backhoe

From back +‎ hoe.