What does the word ladle mean?

Usage examples for ladle

  1. Wooden spoons were served to enable us to ladle up the soup, but our fingers had to be used for the chicken, instead of knives and forks. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. Sir, hear what this mad priest does: He takes water out of a ladle, And, throwing it at people's heads, He says that when they depart they are saved! – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  3. There was no reply, and again he roared the name of his servant, from the kitchen and from the courtyard, into which he rushed with a huge ladle in his hand; then from farther off, outside the gate, which remained wide open. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson