Meaning: a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials
meaning of the word
Meaning: use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work
They saw her digging with her trowel round a sassafras bush.
The roast beef here was served cold, with a plate of escarole salad (when I was a boy I used to have to dig escarole out of the front lawn with a trowel so that the grass could have a chance) for seventy-five cents.