Shovel – hand tools for work (digging, cleaning, transfer) with the ground, which is a tray (fabric), impaled on a stick (the stalk). In ancient times, the tray (or, alternatively, blade, bayonet) shovels made of wood, bone (of the blade), moose antlers, and so on. P. At the same time with a handle. Later, a shovel for excavation works began for strength okovyvat iron, and then came out and all-metal tray. Second outdated Russian name shovels – “spade”. Derived from “intrude, stepping foot”, that is, pressing the metal bayonet foot.