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placer

noun plac·er \ ˈplā-sər \

Definition of placer

: one that places: such as
a : one that deposits or arranges
b : one of the winners in a competition

First Known Use of placer

circa 1578

in the meaning defined above

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placer

noun, often attributive plac·er \ ˈpla-sər \

Definition of placer

: 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


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