backhoe backhoe  /ˈbæk ˌhoʊ/


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


  1. Amid the debris is an overturned, heavily damaged backhoe as well as other broken bits of construction equipment.
  2. Eyewitnesses say that Dawyyat used the machine's backhoe to slam into cars and flip over two buses, and that he tore onto the sidewalk, crushing pedestrians.
  3. Then a backhoe coughed into business and covered Emily Nickert, 78, who lay atop Helen Aleon, 89, whose coffin rested upon someone else who had died without a dime.


  1. First-Third realignment completion expected by month’s end

    A backhoe lifts a slab of sidewalk in early June as construction on improvement to the Front Street sidewalks continues.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New Bern Sun Journal

  2. Backhoe operator in building collapse surrenders to police

    PHILADELPHIA, June 9 (UPI) -- A backhoe operator accused of having marijuana and pain killers in his system during Wednesday's building collapse in Philadelphia surrendered to police.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Backhoe Operator in Deadly Building Collapse Surrenders

    The man who operated a backhoe at the site of Wednesday's deadly building collapse in downtown Philadelphia has surrendered to police.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: NBC New York

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  1. "I learned how to use the shovel, and I wanted to go out like Charlie and just dig around," Douglas says in an interview on "What a feeling of power that is. It's just amazing the damage you could do with a backhoe."
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Michael Douglas Source: FOXNews

  2. "Dale Earnhardt was the last working-man driver that we had - you know, the guy running the backhoe, the shrimp boat captain and the carpenter - people who are out there working with their hands for a living," says Humpy Wheeler, president of...
    on Feb 16, 2006 By: Humpy Wheeler Source: USA Today

  3. "Of course he (Delayunid) will be considered as suspect because he has direct participation on the release of the backhoe. Although we are not making conclusion that he was the one who dug the graves (and) he was just the assigned operator of the...
    on Nov 27, 2009 By: Diego Velázquez Source: Philippine Star

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