a device consisting of a long, pivoted pole with a bucket on one end and a weight on the other, used in the Near East for raising water, esp. in irrigating land
Origin of shadoofArabic sh?d?f
A device consisting of a long suspended pole weighted at one end and having a bucket at the other end, used in the Near East and especially Egypt for raising water, as for the irrigation of land.
Origin of shadoofEgyptian colloquial Arabic šādūf perhaps (via an unattested Coptic form) from Egyptian šdw.f something equipped with a waterskin or bucket of leather (since traditional shadoofs have buckets of leather) šdw waterskin -f , denominal suffix
- A device used to gather water, consisting of a pivoted stick with a bucket on the end of it.
Egyptian Arabic Ø´Ø§Ø¯ÙˆÙ (shÄdÅ«f).