Definition of Trommel

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



Definition of Trommel

1. a screen used for sifting rock, ore, or coal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trommel

1. A revolving buddle or sieve for separating, or sizing, ores. Origin: Cf. G. Trommel a drum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trommel

trombidiid
trombone
trombone player
tromboner
tromboners
trombones
tromboney
trombonist
trombonists
tromboon
tromboons
tromethamine
tromino
trominoes
trominos
trommel (current term)
trommels
tromp
tromp-l'oeil
trompe
trompe-d'œil
trompe-l'oeil
trompe-l'oeil(a)
trompe d'œil
trompe l'oeil
tromped
trompement
trompements
trompes
trompil

Literary usage of Trommel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Metallurgy of Gold by Thomas Kirke Rose (1898)
"The trommel.—Gravels which are too compact for satisfactory disintegration in the short sluices described above are subjected to a preliminary treatment by ..."

2. A Text Book of Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards, Earl Smith Bardwell, Edwin G. Goodwin (1909)
"The walls of the trommel consist of two layers of wooden or iron staves, ... The trommel makes about 12 revolutions per minute. The trommel may have a screw ..."

3. A Treatise on Concentration of All Kinds of Ores: Including the Chlorination by Guido Küstel (1868)
"O. The Conical trommel.—This kind of trommel, having at one end a larger diameter ... A conical trommel apparatus (employed in Hungary) has the following ..."

4. The Theory and Practice of Ore Dressing by Edward Saxton Wiard (1915)
"The trommel is essentially a skeleton mounted on the shaft to which are attached ... The axis of the cylindrical trommel is inclined downward toward the ..."

5. The Theory and Practice of Ore Dressing by Edward Saxton Wiard (1915)
"The trommel is essentially a skeleton mounted on the shaft to which are attached ... The axis of the cylindrical trommel is inclined downward toward the ..."

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