Definition of buddle in English:

buddle

noun

  • A shallow inclined container in which ore is washed.

    • ‘The water is made turbid by this stirring, and carries the mud and sand and small particles of metal into the buddle below.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another significant development of the mid-19th century was the introduction of round buddles, which were used to wash the fine sands and slimes.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

buddle

/ˈbʌd(ə)l/