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concrete mixer

A machine with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete, a large truck with a rotating canister used to store and mix concrete.

A concrete mixer (also commonly called a cement mixer) is a device that homogeneously combines cement, aggregate such as sand or gravel, and water to form concrete. A typical concrete mixer uses a revolving drum to mix the components. For smaller volume works portable concrete mixers are often used so that the concrete can be made at the construction site, giving the workers ample time to use the concrete before it hardens. An alternative to a machine is mixing concrete or cement by hand. This is usually done in a wheelbarrow; however, several companies have recently begun to sell modified traps for this purpose.

(synonym) cement mixer

(hypernym) machine.

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