Meaning of buddle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbʌdl/


  • A shallow inclined container in which ore is washed.

    ‘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.’


Mid 16th century of unknown origin.