Definition of trommel in English:

trommel

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɒm(ə)l
 
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noun

Mining
  • A rotating cylindrical sieve or screen used for washing and sorting pieces of ore or coal.
    More example sentences
    • By late August the scrubber plant was in operation; it consisted of a 4 x 20-foot rotating cylindrical trommel screen set at a slight incline.
    • The trommels are also ideally suited to other materials such as gypsum or co-mingled recycling.
    • The highlight of the occasion was the demonstration of several new trommels and flatdeck screeners.

Origin

late 19th century: from German, literally 'drum'.

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