a sieve, usually a revolving cylindrical one, used in screening ore, coal, etc.
Origin of trommelGer, a drum from Middle High German trumel from trume, of echoic origin, originally
A revolving cylindrical sieve used for screening or sizing rock and ore.
Origin of trommelGerman from Middle High German trummel diminutive of trumme drum probably of imitative origin
Compare German Trommel a drum.