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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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"Huh!" he confided to the ruined water wheel of the old Tarwater Mill, which he had built from the standing timber and which had ground wheat for the first settlers.
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It was a system which used the Pelton water wheel to drive the turbine but the railway failed and it never took off.
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As the water wheel spun, it would scoop up the trash flowing toward the ocean.
The water wheel is believed to be clogged with debris from the flood, and needs to be cleaned out before it can be used again.
Power for the mill came from a water wheel, driven by supplies from 10 reservoirs which began in Weardale.
When the windmill rotates, it also activates a water wheel below that scoops and circulates water in the pond.
During the open day, the water wheel and stones will be grinding flour in a similar fashion to its centuries of operation.