trommel

[trom-uh l]
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noun

a rotary, cylindrical or conical screen for sorting ore, coal, gravel, etc., according to size.

Origin of trommel

1875–80, Americanism; < German Trommel drum
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trommel

noun

a revolving cylindrical sieve used to screen crushed ore

Word Origin for trommel

C19: from German: a drum
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