- (British, America) IPA: /ˈleɪ.dəl/
ladle (plural ladles)
- A deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle.
- 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.
- (metallurgy) A container used in a foundry to transport and pour out molten metal.
- The float of a mill wheel; a ladle board.
- An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
- A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
- (deep-bowled spoon) dipper
- French: louche cuillère à pot, poche, pochon
- German: Kelle, Suppenkelle, Schöpfkelle, Schöpflöffel
- Italian: mestolo, ramaiolo
- Portuguese: concha
- Russian: поло́вник
- Spanish: cucharón, cazo
ladle (ladles, present participle ladling; past ladled, past participle ladled)
- (transitive) To pour or serve something with a ladle.
- One man ladled molten steel into the shot sleeve.
- Spanish: vertir