mill-race

millrace

[mil-reys]
noun
1.
the channel in which the current of water driving a mill wheel flows to the mill.
2.
the current itself.

Origin:
1470–80; mill1 + race1

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millrace or millrun (ˈmɪlˌreɪs)
 
n
1.  the current of water that turns a millwheel
2.  the channel for this water
 
millrun or millrun
 
n

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