Pronunciation: (lād'l), [key]
—n., v., -dled, -dling.
1. a long-handled utensil with a cup-shaped bowl for dipping or conveying liquids.
2. Metall.a bucketlike, refractory-lined container for transferring molten metal.
to dip or convey with or as if with a ladle: to ladle soup into bowls.
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