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Definition of ladle:

  1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
  2. A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
  3. A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
  4. An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
  5. The float of a mill wheel; - called also ladle board.
  6. To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a kettle.

Synonyms:

bail, spoon, load, dip, give, lade, vessel, laden, silverware, dipper, scoop, load up.

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