Definitions for placerˈplæs ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plac•erˈplæs ər(n.)

  1. a natural concentration of heavy metal particles, as gold or platinum, in sand or gravel deposited by rivers or glaciers.

    Category: Mining, Mineralogy

  2. the site of a form of mining (plac′er min`ing) in which a placer deposit is washed to separate the gold or other valuable minerals.

    Category: Mining

Origin of placer:

1835–45, Amer.; < AmerSp; Sp: sandbank < Catalan placel, der. of plaza open place; see plaza

plac•erˈpleɪ sər(n.)

  1. a person who places or arranges things.

  2. one of the winners of a race or other contest.

    Category: Sport

Origin of placer:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. placer(noun)

    an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral

Webster Dictionary

  1. Placer(noun)

    one who places or sets

  2. Placer(noun)

    a deposit of earth, sand, or gravel, containing valuable mineral in particles, especially by the side of a river, or in the bed of a mountain torrent

Anagrams of placer

  1. Carpel

  2. Parcel

Translations for placer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to put

He placed it on the table; He was placed in command of the army.

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