n. A small pool of water, especially of dirty rain-water; a muddy plash.n. Clay to which a little water has been added and which has then been tempered, so as to make it homogeneous and increase its plasticity. It is used in a great variety of ways when a watertight stopping is required. It is also called puddling.To make foul or muddy; stir up the mud or sediment in; hence, to befoul in a figurative sense.To work puddle into; render water-tight by means of puddle. See puddle, n., 2.To convert (pig-iron) into wrought-iron by stirring while subjected to intense heat, in order to expel the oxygen and carbon. See puddling, n., 2.To make a stir, as in a pool.n. A pudgy, ill-shaped, awkward person.n. A mixture of soil or mold and water forming thin mud, in which the roots of young trees are dipped to retard drying out during transplanting.To dip (the roots of young trees) in puddle or thin mud.