digger

Definitions of digger
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n a laborer who digs

Types:
ditch digger, mud digger
a laborer who digs ditches
trencher
someone who digs trenches
Type of:
jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer
someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

n a machine for excavating

Synonyms:
excavator, power shovel, shovel
Types:
backhoe
an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth
dredge
a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
steam shovel
a power shovel that is driven by steam
Type of:
machine
any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

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