A long-handled spoon with a deep bowl for serving liquids.(noun)
To lift out or serve with a long-handled spoon.(verb-transitive)
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Use "ladle" in a sentence
"The soup-ladle is my delight, and I could almost take the dear old coffee-pot to bed with me ...."
"She said the ladle was a proper utensil - it just wasn't being used for the purpose it was created, and if I didn't like that fact I didn't have to eat the squash."
"In this case the Indian name is given in full for the kind of ladle designated, plain ware."