shaduf

[ shah-doof ]
/ ʃɑˈduf /

noun

Definition for shaduf (2 of 2)

shadoof

or sha·duf

[ shah-doof ]
/ ʃɑˈduf /

noun

a device used in Egypt and other Eastern countries for raising water, especially for irrigation, consisting of a long suspended rod with a bucket at one end and a weight at the other.

Origin of shadoof

First recorded in 1830–40, shadoof is from the Egyptian Arabic word shadūf
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Examples from the Web for shaduf

  • There is hardly a shaduf to be seen and very little cultivation, it is either desert or stony hills on each side.

British Dictionary definitions for shaduf (1 of 2)

shaduf
/ (ʃəˈduːf) /

noun

a variant spelling of shadoof

British Dictionary definitions for shaduf (2 of 2)

shadoof

shaduf

/ (ʃəˈduːf) /

noun

a mechanism for raising water, consisting of a pivoted pole with a bucket at one end and a counterweight at the other, esp as used in Egypt and the Near East

Word Origin for shadoof

C19: from Egyptian Arabic
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