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1. A small hand tool with a short handle and a flat, usually pointed blade used for spreading, shaping, and smoothing plaster, cement, mortar or dirt.

2. A gardner's hand tool with a short handle and a curved tapering blade, used for making holes to put plants and seedlings in and for other light digging work.

So in fact it's just a small spade-ish tool.

1. Builders use trowels to flatten cement.
2. A gardner uses a trowel to dig SMALL holes.
by Jafje April 10, 2007
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A trowel is a person who uses insults without knowing what they mean.
"That guy told me to dilate, and when I told him it was transphobic he was shocked!"
"What a trowel lmao"
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