What does backhoe mean?

Definitions for backhoeˈbækˌhoʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backhoe(noun)

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


  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.


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. backhoe

    A type of equipment or machinery and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles, used for a variety of purposes.

    A backhoe is used for a variety of purposes in many industries e.g. construction, rail and farming.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backhoe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backhoe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Iannucci:

    Where we're standing right now looked like an Olympic-sized swimming pool made out of sand, they'd have the backhoe scrape away a foot or two, and then a bunch of the agents would jump in and dig around for a bit.

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