arrastra

noun ar·ras·tra \ əˈrästrə \
variants: or arrastre \-ˌstrā\ or arastra \əˈrästrə\

Definition of arrastra

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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