arrastra

noun
ar·​ras·​tra | \əˈrästrə\
variants: or arrastre \-​ˌstrā \ or arastra \əˈrästrə \
plural -s

Definition of arrastra 

: a rude drag-stone mill for pulverizing ores (such as those containing free gold)

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History and Etymology for arrastra

modification of Mexican Spanish arrastre, from Spanish, haulage, dragging, from arrastrar to drag, from a- (from Latin ad-) + rastrar to drag, from rastro rake, harrow, from Latin rastrum rake

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