Shadoof Definition

shä-do͝of
noun
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.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Shadoof

Noun

Singular:
shadoof
Plural:
shadoofs

Origin of Shadoof

  • Egyptian Arabic شادوف (shādūf).

    From Wiktionary

  • Arabic šādūf

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

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