trommel

noun
trom·​mel | \ ˈträ-məl How to pronounce trommel (audio) \

Definition of trommel

: a usually cylindrical or conical revolving screen used especially for screening or sizing rock, ore, or coal

First Known Use of trommel

circa 1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trommel

German, drum, from Middle High German trummel, diminutive of trumme drum — more at drum

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“Trommel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trommel. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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