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placer

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noun plac·er \ˈplā-sər\

Definition of placer

  1. :  one that places: as a :  one that deposits or arranges b :  one of the winners in a competition



1579

First Known Use of placer

1579


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placer

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noun, often attributive plac·er \ˈpla-sər\

Definition of placer

  1. :  an alluvial, marine, or glacial deposit containing particles of valuable mineral and especially of gold <placer gold>



Origin and Etymology of placer

Spanish, from Catalan, submarine plain, from plaza place, from Latin platea broad street — more at place


First Known Use: 1848


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