Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A revolving cylindrical sieve used for screening or sizing rock and ore.

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  • n. A revolving buddle or sieve for separating, or sizing, ores.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A revolving buddle or sieve for separating, or sizing, ores.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, a revolving cylindrical sieve for cleaning or sizing ore. Also called sizing-trommel and washing-drum or washing-trommel, according as it is used for sizing or for cleaning ores. See sizing, 3.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

German, from Middle High German trummel, diminutive of trumme, drum, probably of imitative origin.

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Compare German Trommel a drum.

Examples

  • "trommel" that uses centrifugal force to extract smaller materials, a "destoner" to separate light and heavy things, a "star screen" to separate soft and hard objects, and an array of other gadgets.

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  • The two new cues were recorded directly into the master for the scene 1 mix, and are very simple -- the first is a lute piece wrapped around Hermia and Lysander's conversation, while the bridging piece consists of pan flute and trommel -- simple and effective.

    Moving right along

  • Top: Mr. Sherlund's trommel plant separates rock and dirt from the gold; bottom: Sherlund's gold melted into bars stored in vials.

    On Wall Street,

  • Nearby, Mr. Sherlund's nephew Shane manipulated the long arm of a Caterpillar excavator to feed the dirt from the pile into a trommel: a big rotating barrel with water flowing through it that spits out large rocks on one end and directs silt and small stones into a sluice, a long bed of metal louvers that trap the gold.

    On Wall Street,

  • Reform Committee became aware of that factor in their case which has since become famous as 'de trommel van Bobby White' -- Major Robert

    The Transvaal from Within A Private Record of Public Affairs

  • The company has recently acquired a 30 TPH testing trommel which will be used by our geological staff to complete detailed exploration and sampling work planned for 2011.

  • (For an additional price, WWR can add a 2 "daisywheel trommel screen to make 2" fuel chips).

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  • At the very bottom of the recycling food chain are plastic shopping bags-and the dreaded "trommel snake."

    MotherJones.com

  • A trommel screen - used to sift mulch and soil - caught fire at Shore Sand and Gravel at

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  • Primary trommel operations and second water cannon on discharge, April 2009

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  • In heartwarming tableaux of old

    The prospector pans for his gold;

    The motorized trommel

    Is now what is normal,

    A scene that leaves dreaming hearts cold.

    July 7, 2018