ladle

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A ladle

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel, derived from Proto-Germanic *hlaþaną (to load), from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂- (to put, lay out), same source as Lithuanian kloti (to spread), [1][2] equivalent to lade + -le (agent suffix).

Noun[edit]

ladle (plural ladles)

  1. A deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle.
    • Boyle
      When the materials of glass have been kept long in fusion, the mixture casts up the superfluous salt, which the workmen take off with ladles.
  2. A container used in a foundry to transport and pour out molten metal.
  3. The float of a mill wheel; a ladle board.
  4. An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
  5. A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.

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ladle (third-person singular simple present ladles, present participle ladling, simple past and past participle ladled)

  1. (transitive) to serve something with a ladle

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  1. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=ladle
  2. ^ http://www.yourdictionary.com/ladle