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.
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 shadoof
- Arabic šādūf
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Egyptian Arabic Ø´Ø§Ø¯ÙˆÙ (shÄdÅ«f).