Definitions For Shovel


  • A machine for excavating
  • A hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle
  • A fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace
  • The quantity a shovel can hold
  • A tool with a long handle that is used for lifting and throwing dirt, sand, snow, etc.
  • The part of a machine (such as a backhoe) that picks up and moves dirt, sand, snow, etc.


  • Dig with or as if with a shovel
  • To lift and throw (dirt, sand, snow, etc.) with a shovel
  • To remove snow from (a sidewalk, driveway, etc.) with a shovel
  • To create (a path) by removing snow with a shovel

Is Shovel a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Shovel is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shovel in a Sentence

  • He is outside shoveling snow.
  • I have to shovel the driveway.
  • I had to shovel for an hour to clear the driveway.

Synonyms for Shovel

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