Meaning of trommel in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrɒm(ə)l/


  • A rotating cylindrical sieve or screen used for washing and sorting pieces of ore or coal.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Typically used in high volume processing applications, trommels are especially durable.’
    • ‘We have the largest selection of trommels in the world.’


Late 19th century from German, literally ‘drum’.