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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 la·dle /ˈledḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 La·dle n.
 1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
    When the materials of glass have been kept long in fusion, the mixture casts up the superfluous salt, which the workmen take off with ladles.   --Boyle.
 2. Founding A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
 3. The float of a mill wheel; -- called also ladle board.
 4. Gun. (a) An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon. (b) A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
 Ladle wood Bot., the wood of a South African tree (Cassine Colpoon), used for carving.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 La·dle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ladled p. pr. & vb. n. Ladling ] 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; used to transfer
      v 1: put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle; "ladle
           soup into the bowl"
      2: remove with or as if with a ladle; "ladle the water out of
         the bowl" [syn: lade, laden]