Trowel

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. vara, AS. wiril. Cf. Twirl.] 1. A mason's tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them.
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2. A gardener's tool, somewhat like a scoop, used in taking up plants, stirring the earth, etc.
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3. (Founding) A tool used for smoothing a mold.
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Trowel bayonet. See Spade bayonet, under Spade. -- Fish trowel. See Fish slice, under Fish.
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