What does earthmoving mean?

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Adjective
  1. (construction, not comparable) Designed to move large quantities of earth or rubble for civil engineering or building purposes.
  2. (figuratively, comparable) Of great significance.
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A backhoe loader, also known as digger in layman's terms, is earthmoving equipment that comprises a tractor fitted with a shovel in front and a backhoe at the back.
Weatherizing an earthmoving project calls for careful planning, based on thorough knowledge of your site.
Earlier tractors and earthmoving vehicles were occasionally referred to as jeeps.
Designed for earthmoving with tight tolerances, it can provide accuracy within 6 mm.
A backhoe loader is a type of earthmoving equipment, which consists of a tractor unit fitted with a shovel on the front, and a backhoe at the back.
A dragline is a large earthmoving machine designed to remove overburden, or layered rock, to reveal a coal seam.

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