mill pond


a pond for supplying water to drive a mill wheel.

1640–50; mill1 + pond Unabridged
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millpond (ˈmɪlˌpɒnd)
1.  a pool formed by damming a stream to provide water to turn a millwheel
2.  any expanse of calm water: the sea was a millpond

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