Mining a shallow, inclined trough used to wash or sluice crushed ore
Origin of buddlefrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
An inclined trough in which crushed ore is washed with running water to flush away impurities.
Origin of buddleProbably from Low German buddeln to agitate
(third-person singular simple present buddles, present participle buddling, simple past and past participle buddled)
- To use a buddle.
Compare German butteln (“to shake”).