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placer

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noun plac·er \ˈplā-sər\

Definition of placer

  1. :  one that places: such asa :  one that deposits or arrangesb :  one of the winners in a competition

Circa 1578

First Known Use of placer

circa 1578


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


First Known Use: 1834


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