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Meaning of placer

plac•er

Pronunciation: (plas'ur), [key]
— n. Mining.
  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 in which a placer deposit is washed to separate the gold or other valuable minerals.

plac•er

Pronunciation: (plā'sur), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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