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shaduf

[shah-doof] /ʃɑˈduf/
noun
1.

shadoof

or shaduf

[shah-doof] /ʃɑˈduf/
noun
1.
a device used in Egypt and other Eastern countries for raising water, especially for irrigation, consisting of a long suspended rod with a bucket at one end and a weight at the other.
Origin of shadoof
Egyptian Arabic
1830-1840
1830-40; < Egyptian Arabic shadūf
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  • There is hardly a shaduf to be seen and very little cultivation, it is either desert or stony hills on each side.

British Dictionary definitions for shaduf

shaduf

/ʃəˈduːf/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of shadoof

shadoof

/ʃəˈduːf/
noun
1.
a mechanism for raising water, consisting of a pivoted pole with a bucket at one end and a counterweight at the other, esp as used in Egypt and the Near East
Word Origin
C19: from Egyptian Arabic
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