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buddle


buddle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buddle  \Bud"dle\,  v.  i.  (Mining) 
  To  wash  ore  in  a  buddle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.