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shadoof Syllabification: sha·doof
Pronunciation: /SHəˈdo͞of/

Definition of shadoof in English:


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A pole with a bucket and counterweight used especially in Egypt for raising water.


Mid 19th century: from Egyptian Arabic šādūf.

Words that rhyme with shadoof

aloof, behoof, goof, hoof, pouffe, proof, roof, spoof, Tartuffe, underproof, woof

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