Trowel vs Trowelful - What's the difference?

trowel | trowelful |


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?

trowel

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • I need to dig a hole for these begonias; would you pass me that trowel ?
  • A tool used for smoothing a mold.
  • Derived terms

    * pointing-trowel

    Verb

  • To apply a substance with a trowel.
  • ''He troweled the coarse mix with a twist, leaving a pattern of arcs.
  • * 2014 , Steve Rose, " 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.

    trowelful

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • as much as a trowel will hold