— ladler , n.
/layd"l/ , n. , v. , ladled, ladling .
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.
3. to dip or convey with or as if with a ladle: to ladle soup into bowls.
[ bef. 1000; ME ladel, OE hlaedel. See LADE, -LE ]