barker's mill

Barker\'s mill

Bark"er's mill`\ [From Dr. Barker, the inventor.] A machine, invented in the 17th century, worked by a form of reaction wheel. The water flows into a vertical tube and gushes from apertures in hollow horizontal arms, causing the machine to revolve on its axis.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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