Shovels are a type of hand tool used for digging, lifting, and moving loose materials such as soil, sand, or snow.

Shovels consist of a long handle with a blade or scoop at the end. The blade is typically made of metal, such as steel, and is curved to efficiently scoop and lift materials.

Shovels come in various sizes and shapes depending on their specific purpose. For example, garden shovels have a broader and flatter blade, while snow shovels have a narrower and deeper scoop.