What does trowel mean?

Definitions for trowel
ˈtraʊ əltrow·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trowel(verb)

    a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials

  2. trowel(verb)

    use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work

Wiktionary

  1. trowel(Noun)

    A mason's tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them.

    Etymology: From truel, from truelle, from Late truella, from Classical Latin trulla, the diminutive of trua 'ladle'

  2. trowel(Noun)

    A gardener's tool, shaped like a scoop, used in taking up plants, stirring soil etc.

    I need to dig a hole for these begonias; would you pass me that trowel?

    Etymology: From truel, from truelle, from Late truella, from Classical Latin trulla, the diminutive of trua 'ladle'

  3. trowel(Noun)

    A tool used for smoothing a mold.

    Etymology: From truel, from truelle, from Late truella, from Classical Latin trulla, the diminutive of trua 'ladle'

  4. trowel(Verb)

    To apply a subtsance with a trowel.

    He troweled the coarse mix with a twist, leaving a pattern of arcs.

    Etymology: From truel, from truelle, from Late truella, from Classical Latin trulla, the diminutive of trua 'ladle'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trowel(noun)

    a mason's tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them

  2. Trowel(noun)

    a gardener's tool, somewhat like a scoop, used in taking up plants, stirring the earth, etc

  3. Trowel(noun)

    a tool used for smoothing a mold

Freebase

  1. Trowel

    A trowel is one of several similar hand tools used for digging, smoothing, or otherwise moving around small amounts of viscous or particulate material.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trowel

    trow′el, n. a tool used in spreading mortar, paint, &c., and in gardening.—v.t. to dress with a trowel.-Lay on with a trowel, to spread thickly: to flatter grossly. [O. Fr. truelle—L. trulla, dim. of trua, a ladle.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trowel in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trowel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of trowel in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I saw him backstage and he was putting it on with a trowel.

Images & Illustrations of trowel

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