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headrace

[hed-reys] /ˈhɛdˌreɪs/
noun
1.
the race, flume, or channel leading to a water wheel or the like.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; head + race1
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Examples for headrace
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for headrace

headrace

/ˈhɛdˌreɪs/
noun
1.
a channel that carries water to a water wheel, turbine, etc Compare tailrace
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