Pronunciation: (trou'ul), [key]
—n., v., -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling.
1. any of various tools having a flat blade with a handle, used for depositing and working mortar, plaster, etc.
2. a similar tool with a curved, scooplike blade, used in gardening for taking up plants, turning up earth, etc.
to apply, shape, smooth, or dig with or as if with a trowel.
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