Definitions for: Trowel


[n] a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials
[v] use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work



Webster (1913) Definition: Trow"el, n. [OE. truel, OF. truele, F. truelle, LL.
truella, L. trulla, dim. of trua a ladle; probably akin to
Gr. ? a stirrer, ladle, G. quirl a stirrer, MHG. twirel, OHG.
dwiril, Icel. [thorn]vara, AS. [thorn]wiril. Cf. Twirl.]
1. A mason's tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and
breaking bricks to shape them.

2. A gardener's tool, somewhat like a scoop, used in taking
up plants, stirring the earth, etc.

3. (Founding) A tool used for smoothing a mold.

Trowel bayonet. See Spade bayonet, under Spade.

Fish trowel. See Fish slice, under Fish.

See Also: brick trowel, cut into, delve, dig, garden trowel, hand tool, mason's trowel, plastering trowel, pointing trowel, slick, turn over

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