Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An excavating machine in which the bucket is rigidly attached to a hinged stick on the boom and is drawn toward the machine in operation.

Usage examples (38)
  • One of the considerations in maintaining a backhoe is the tire condition.
  • I don't know that a backhoe ever should be on ice.
  • But, what was the backhoe doing out here on the ice?
  • First, he stole the backhoe from a construction site. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.