how to pronounce backhoe


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backhoe is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of backhoe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… people off to backhoe as reported in …”

meanings of backhoe


  1. A multi-purpose tractor with a front-mounted loading bucket and a rear-mounted digging bucket.
  2. A piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket or scoop on the end of an articulated arm, drawn backwards to move earth.


  1. To excavate using such equipment.

backhoe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word backhoe occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics backhoe can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that backhoe can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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