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digger

a tool or part of a machine used for excavation, esp a mechanical digger fitted with a head for digging trenches

digger

[′dig·ər]
(engineering)
A tool or apparatus for digging in the ground.
(mining engineering)
A person who digs in the ground; usually refers to a coal miner.

excavator

Any of a number of power-driven machines used to dig, move, and transport earth, gravel, etc.
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