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

Word History


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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“Arrastra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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