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(v. t.) A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
(v. t.) An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
(v. t.) A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
(v. t.) A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
(v. t.) The float of a mill wheel; - called also ladle board.
(v. t.) To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a kettle.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Ladle'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/l/ladle.html. 1828.