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buddle

[buhd-l, boo d-l] /ˈbʌd l, ˈbʊd l/
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
1525-1535
1525-35; of uncertain origin
Related forms
buddler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for buddle

buddle

/ˈbʌdəl/
noun
1.
a sloping trough in which ore is washed
verb
2.
(transitive) to wash (ore) in a buddle
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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