buddle

buddle

[buhd-l, bood-l] Mining.
noun
1.
a shallow trough in which metalliferous ore is separated from gangue by means of running water.
verb (used with object), buddled, buddling.
2.
to wash (ore) in a buddle.

Origin:
1525–35; of uncertain origin

buddler, noun
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buddle (ˈbʌdəl)
 
n
1.  a sloping trough in which ore is washed
 
vb
2.  (tr) to wash (ore) in a buddle
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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