As nouns the difference between trowel and trowelful
is that trowel
is a mason’s tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them while trowelful
is as much as a trowel will hold.
As a verb trowel
is to apply a substance with a trowel.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A mason’s tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them.
A gardener’s tool, shaped like a scoop, used in taking up plants, stirring soil etc.
A tool used for smoothing a mold.
- I need to dig a hole for these begonias; would you pass me that trowel ?
To apply a substance with a trowel.
* 2014 , Steve Rose, "
- ''He troweled the coarse mix with a twist, leaving a pattern of arcs.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: a primate scream - first look review", The Guardian , 1 July 2014:
- The whole Planet of the Apes set-up has been ripe for metaphor – from slavery and Afro-American revolution to European conquest of the Americas, even the war on terror. But mercifully, there's no big subtext being troweled on here.
as much as a trowel will hold