What does the word excavation mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A digging out; a cavity; hollow.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Excavator.

Usage examples for excavation

  1. All three were half sitting, half lying in the excavation they had made, and the moments passed unheeded. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  2. Berg was on his feet in an instant; he strode to the excavation and bent over it. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach