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behemoth (noun) a huge animal; anything large or very powerful.
The behemoth is an animal mentioned in the Bible. Now, however, it is used in the sense of any animal or thing that is huge or very powerful. A huge ship is a behemoth of a ship. A huge whale can be described as a behemoth.
- It took just a few hours for the behemoth of the excavator to level the multi-storied market complex, which the owners had taken years to build.
- The monstrous looking high-powered behemoths of modern excavators and earth moving equipment make us wonder at the engineering genius of the tiny human being who can produce and control such giant equipment.