Pronunciation: (plas'ur), [key]
1. a surficial mineral deposit formed by the concentration of small particles of heavy minerals, as gold, rutile, or platinum, in gravel or small sands.
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.
Pronunciation: (plā'sur), [key]
1. a person who sets things in their place or arranges them.
2. a person or animal that is among the winners of a race or other contest.
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