Definitions for backhoeˈbækˌhoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•hoeˈbækˌhoʊ(n.)

  1. an excavating machine with a bucket attached to a hinged boom that digs by being drawn toward the machine.

    Category: Building Trades, Civil Engineering

Origin of backhoe:

1940–1945

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backhoe(noun)

    an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth

Wiktionary

  1. backhoe(Noun)

    A piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket on the end of an articulated arm; drawn backwards to move earth.

  2. backhoe(Noun)

    A multi-purpose tractor with a front-mounted loading bucket and a rear-mounted backhoe.

  3. backhoe(Verb)

    To excavate using such equipment.

Freebase

  1. Backhoe

    A backhoe, also called a rear actor or back actor, is a piece of excavating equipment or digger consisting of a digging bucket on the end of a two-part articulated arm. They are typically mounted on the back of a tractor or front loader. The section of the arm closest to the vehicle is known as the boom, and the section which carries the bucket is known as the dipper or dipper-stick. The boom is attached to the vehicle through a pivot known as the king-post, which allows the arm to slew left and right, usually through a total of around 200 degrees. Modern backhoes are powered by hydraulics.


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