launder

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EtymologyEdit

Contracted from Middle English lavender, from Old French lavandiere, from Late Latin lavandena, from Latin lavō (I wash).

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launder (plural launders)

  1. (obsolete) A washerwoman or washerman.
  2. (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.
  3. A trough or channel carrying water to the wheel of a watermill.
    Synonym: inlayer
  4. A gutter (for rainwater).

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launder (third-person singular simple present launders, present participle laundering, simple past and past participle laundered)

  1. To wash; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron.
  2. (obsolete) To lave; to wet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. (money) To disguise the source of (ill-gotten wealth) by various means.

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  • launder in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • launder at OneLook Dictionary Search

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launder

  1. Alternative form of lavender