Definitions for backhoeˈbækˌhoʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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:
an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth
A piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket on the end of an articulated arm; drawn backwards to move earth.
A multi-purpose tractor with a front-mounted loading bucket and a rear-mounted backhoe.
To excavate using such equipment.