launder
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈlɔːndə/
  • (some accents) IPA: /ˈlɑːndə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlɔndɚ/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈlɑndɚ/
Noun

launder (plural launders)

  1. (obsolete) A washerwoman or washerman.
  2. (mining) A trough used by miners to receive powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus for comminuting (sorting) the ore.
  3. A trough or channel carrying water to the wheel of a watermill.
    Synonyms: inlayer
  4. A gutter (for rainwater)
Synonyms Verb

launder (launders, present participle laundering; past and past participle laundered)

  1. To wash; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron.
  2. (obsolete) To lave; to wet.
  3. (money) To disguise the source of (ill-gotten wealth) by various means.
Translations Translations
  • German: waschen
  • Russian: отмывать
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