Buddle definition

bŭdl
An inclined trough in which crushed ore is washed with running water to flush away impurities.
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(mining) A shallow, inclined trough used to wash or sluice crushed ore.
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An apparatus on which crushed ore is washed.
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To use a buddle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
buddle
Plural:
buddles

Origin of buddle

  • Probably from Low German buddeln to agitate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compare German butteln (“to shake”).

    From Wiktionary