Shotel vs Shovel - What's the difference?

shotel | shovel |


As nouns the difference between shotel and shovel

is that shotel is an abyssinian curved blade similar to the scimitar while shovel is a hand tool with a handle, used for moving portions of material such as earth, snow, and grain from one place to another, with some forms also used for digging not to be confused with a spade, which is designed solely for small-scale digging and incidental tasks such as chopping of small roots.

As a verb shovel is

to move materials with a shovel.

shotel

English

(wikipedia shotel)

Noun

(en noun)
  • An Abyssinian curved blade similar to the scimitar.
  • shovel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A hand tool with a handle, used for moving portions of material such as earth, snow, and grain from one place to another, with some forms also used for digging. Not to be confused with a spade, which is designed solely for small-scale digging and incidental tasks such as chopping of small roots.
  • (US) A spade.
  • Derived terms

    * put to bed with a shovel * steamshovel * snow shovel * coal shovel * shoveler * shovelful

    Verb

  • To move materials with a shovel.
  • The workers were shovelling gravel and tarmac into the pothole in the road.
    After the blizzard, we shoveled the driveway for the next two days.
    I don't mind shoveling , but using a pickaxe hurts my back terribly.
  • (figuratively) To move with a shoveling motion.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 29 , author=Keith Jackson , title=SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0 , work=Daily Record citation , page= , passage=The keeper then seemed to claw it out with fabulous reflexes only for TV replays to show the ball had most probably crossed the line before Forster had shovelled it away.}}

    See also

    * scoop

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