Shovelbum definition

(US, archaeology) A professional excavator on cultural resource management projects, who has done extensive field work.
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(US, archaeology) To excavate, to do archaeology digs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shovelbum
Plural:
shovelbums

Origin of shovelbum

  • From the Old English words scofl (shovel; an excavating machine) and American English bum (with no settled residence)

    From Wiktionary