Buddle Bud"dle, n. [Prov. E., to cleanse ore, also a vessel for this purpose; cf. G. butteln to shake.] (Mining) An apparatus, especially an inclined trough or vat, in which stamped ore is concentrated by subjecting it to the action of running water so as to wash out the lighter and less valuable portions. [1913 Webster]

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  • Buddle — Bud dle, v. i. (Mining) To wash ore in a buddle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buddle — [bud′ l, bood′ l] n. [< ?] Mining a shallow, inclined trough used to wash or sluice crushed ore …   English World dictionary

  • buddle — buddler, n. /bud l, bood l/, n., v., buddled, buddling. Mining. n. 1. a shallow trough in which metalliferous ore is separated from gangue by means of running water. v.t. 2. to wash (ore) in a buddle. [1525 35; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • buddle — 1. noun /ˈbəd.əl/ An apparatus on which crushed ore is washed. 2. verb /ˈbəd.əl/ To use a buddle …   Wiktionary

  • buddle — /ˈbʌdl/ (say budl) Mining –noun 1. circular device in which finely divided ore, in water, is delivered from a central point and flows gently to the perimeter; the heaviest and coarsest particles bed down, while the lightest overflow. –verb (t) 2 …  

  • buddle —   n. sloping trough, etc., for washing crushed ore; v.t. wash on a buddle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • buddle — I. ˈbu̇dəl, ˈbüd , ˈbəd noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown dialect England : corn marigold II. ˈbədəl, ˈbu̇d noun ( s) Etym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Buddle — This is an unusual name of English origin it is a dialectual variant of a locational name Beadnall from a place so called in Northumberland. The original spelling of this village recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Northumberland in 1161 was Bedehal… …   Surnames reference

  • buddle — noun a shallow container in which ore is washed. Origin C16: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • buddle — bud·dle …   English syllables

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