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water wheel

also wa·ter·wheel (wô′tər-wēl, -hwēl, wŏt′ər-)
n.
1. A wheel propelled by falling or running water and used to power machinery.
2. A wheel with buckets attached to its rim for raising water.
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water wheel

n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a simple water-driven turbine consisting of a wheel having vanes set axially across its rim, used to drive machinery
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a wheel with buckets attached to its rim for raising water from a stream, pond, etc
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water wheel - a wheel with buckets attached to its rimwater wheel - a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
2.water wheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of waterwater wheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
bucket, pail - a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
mill wheel, millwheel - water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill
noria - a water wheel with buckets attached to the rim; used to raise water for transfer to an irrigation channel
water mill - a mill powered by a water wheel
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
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