Definition of buddle in English:

buddle

Syllabification: bud·dle
Pronunciation: /ˈbədl
 
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noun

  • A shallow inclined container in which ore is washed.
    More example sentences
    • These are the only two circular buddles known in North America, and they represent the importation of state-of-the-art ore-processing technology from Cornwall, England, during the 1850s.
    • The water is made turbid by this stirring, and carries the mud and sand and small particles of metal into the buddle below.
    • Another significant development of the mid-19th century was the introduction of round buddles, which were used to wash the fine sands and slimes.

Origin

mid 16th century: of unknown origin.

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