Definition of Trowel

1. Noun. A small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials.




2. Verb. Use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work.
Generic synonyms: Cut Into, Delve, Dig, Turn Over

Definition of Trowel

1. n. A mason's tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them.

Definition of Trowel

1. Noun. A mason’s tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them. ¹

2. Noun. A gardener’s tool, shaped like a scoop, used in taking up plants, stirring soil etc. ¹

3. Noun. A tool used for smoothing a mold. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To apply a subtsance with a trowel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trowel

1. to smooth with a trowel (a hand tool having a flat blade) [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

Medical Definition of Trowel

1. 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. A tool used for smoothing a mold. Trowel bayonet. See Spade bayonet, under Spade. Fish trowel. See Fish slice. Origin: 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. Thvara, AS. Thwiril. Cf. Twirl. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Trowel

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1. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan's Diary : Also by Howard Egan (1917)
"As soon as he saw me start he picked up the trowel and followed, keeping close behind the horse. I occassionaly looked back to see if still had the trowel. ..."

2. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson (1905)
"The final floating is done first with a wooden float and afterwards with a metal float or plasterer's trowel. Just before the floating, a very thin layer of ..."

3. The New Free-mason's Monitor, Or, Masonic Guide: For the Direction of by James Hardie (1819)
"The trowel teaches, that nothing can be united without proper cement, ... This is the spiritual use, which should be made of the trowel, by us/rea and ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"The evidence is satisfactory, that the trowel was used to cut through or into the top layer to an extent sufficient to make Such a separation of the top ..."

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