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.