Origin of placer1
Words nearby placer
Other definitions for placer (2 of 2)
How to use placer in a sentence
Really I had the money, but I just had to spend it in buying the cabin and land that was the only entrance to the placer bed.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Since 1899 placer mining has increased considerably, although the greater part of the return has been from lode mining.
Mining claims are of two classes: lode or quartz claims, and placer claims.
Still lower down we came, on the following day, to a third placer, situated where the valley contracts to a trough.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
Elles tendent placer nos troupes dans un dispositif leur permettant de prendre l'offensive dans un dlai assez rapproch.1914|John French, Viscount of Ypres
British Dictionary definitions for placer
- surface sediment containing particles of gold or some other valuable mineral
- (in combination)placer-mining