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Webster 1913 Edition


Ladle

La′dle

,
Noun.
[AS.
hlædel
, fr.
hladan
to load, drain. See
Lade
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
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
.
Boyle.
2.
(Founding)
A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
3.
The float of a mill wheel; – called also
ladle board
.
4.
(Gun.)
(a)
An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
(b)
A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
Ladle wood
(Bot.)
,
the wood of a South African tree (
Cassine Colpoon
), used for carving.

La′dle

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Ladled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Ladling
.]
To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle;
as, to
ladle
out soup; to
ladle
oatmeal into a kettle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ladle

LA'DLE

,
Noun.
1.
A utensil somewhat like a dish, with a long handle, used for throwing or dipping out liquor from a vessel.
2.
The receptacle of a mill wheel, which receives the water which moves it.
3.
In gunnery, an instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.

Definition 2022


ladle

ladle

English

A ladle

Noun

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.

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • frying ladle

Translations

Verb

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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References

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