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shadoof

noun sha·doof \shə-ˈdüf, sha-\

Definition of SHADOOF

:  a counterbalanced sweep used since ancient times especially in Egypt for raising water (as for irrigation)

Variants of SHADOOF

sha·doof also sha·duf \shə-ˈdüf, sha-\

Origin of SHADOOF

Arabic shādūf
First Known Use: 1836

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