water power(redirected from water-powered)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
1. (Mechanical Engineering) the power latent in a dynamic or static head of water as used to drive machinery, esp for generating electricity
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a source of such power, such as a drop in the level of a river, etc
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the right to the use of water for such a purpose, as possessed by a water mill
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the power of water used to drive machinery.
2. a waterfall or descent in a watercourse capable of being so used.
3. a water right possessed by a mill.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.