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tailrace

[teyl-reys] /ˈteɪlˌreɪs/
noun
1.
the race, flume, or channel leading away from a waterwheel or the like.
2.
Mining. the channel for conducting tailings or refuse away in water.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; tail1 + race1
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Examples from the web for tailrace
  • Control of the storm drain run off and sedimentation entering the tailrace.
  • The tailrace will return flow over a perched ledge to act as a barrier to fish migration into the tailrace.
  • The water continues past the propeller through the tailrace into the river past the dam.
  • Water from the turbine exits through the draft tube to the tailrace.
British Dictionary definitions for tailrace

tailrace

/ˈteɪlˌreɪs/
noun
1.
a channel that carries water away from a water wheel, turbine, etc Compare headrace
2.
(mining) the channel for removing tailings in water
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