• (British, America) IPA: /ˈleɪ.dəl/

ladle (plural ladles)

  1. 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.
  2. (metallurgy) 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 (ladles, present participle ladling; past ladled, past participle ladled)

  1. (transitive) To pour or serve something with a ladle.
    One man ladled molten steel into the shot sleeve.
  • Spanish: vertir

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