Fish trowel

Fish trowel
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. [thorn]vara, AS. [thorn]wiril. Cf. {Twirl}.] 1. A mason's tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them. [1913 Webster]

2. A gardener's tool, somewhat like a scoop, used in taking up plants, stirring the earth, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Founding) A tool used for smoothing a mold. [1913 Webster]

{Trowel bayonet}. See {Spade bayonet}, under {Spade}.

{Fish trowel}. See {Fish slice}, under {Fish}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.