A backhoe is a type of machine that is used to dig holes in the ground. Backhoes are often used to build roads, dig trenches, and remove rocks.

  • The backhoe was too large for the job, so the contractor had to hire a smaller backhoe instead.

  • The contractor plans to use the backhoe to remove the rocks from the road.

Definition of backhoes


an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth

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