placer

noun (1)
plac·er | \ˈplā-sər \

Definition of placer 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: one that places: such as

a : one that deposits or arranges

b : one of the winners in a competition

placer

noun (2), often attributive
plac·er | \ˈpla-sər \

Definition of placer (Entry 2 of 2)

: an alluvial, marine, or glacial deposit containing particles of valuable mineral and especially of gold placer gold

First Known Use of placer

Noun (1)

circa 1578, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for placer

Noun (2)

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

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