AskDefine | Define ruddle

Dictionary Definition

ruddle n : a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking [syn: reddle, raddle]


1 twist or braid together, interlace [syn: raddle]
2 redden as if with a red ocher color

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A form of red ochre sometimes used to mark sheep

Derived terms


  1. To mark something with red ochre



  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Extensive Definition

Ruddle is an unincorporated community on the South Branch Potomac River located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA. Ruddle lies along U.S. Highway 220. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Ruddle was originally known by the names of Ruddle Mill and Ruddle's Mill.

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ruddle in Volapük: Ruddle
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