headrace

[hed-reys]
noun
the race, flume, or channel leading to a water wheel or the like.

Origin:
1840–50; head + race1

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headrace (ˈhɛdˌreɪs)
 
n
Compare tailrace a channel that carries water to a water wheel, turbine, etc

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Example sentences
Water may be diverted from the headrace supply line for use in the auxiliary supply water lines.
Water may be diverted from the headrace supply line for use in the auxiliary supply waterlines.
Water maybe diverted from the headrace supply line for use in the auxiliary supply waterlines.
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