trommel

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noun trom·mel \ˈträ-məl\

Definition of trommel

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

Origin and Etymology of trommel

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


First Known Use: circa 1877

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