Launder

Noun

  • (mining) A trough used by miners to receive powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus for comminuting (sorting) the ore.
  • (obsolete) A washerwoman.
  • A gutter (for rainwater)

Verb

  • (obsolete) To lave; to wet.
  • To wash; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron.
  • (money) To disguise the source of (ill-gotten wealth) by various means.

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