lode

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lode

noun \ˈlōd\

: an amount of a mineral (such as gold or silver) that fills a crack or space in rock

Full Definition of LODE

1
dial English :  waterway
2
:  an ore deposit
3
:  something that resembles a lode :  an abundant store

Origin of LODE

Middle English, from Old English lād course, support; akin to Old English līthan to go — more at lead
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mining and Drilling Terms

ore, trepan, wildcat

Rhymes with LODE

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