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mill wheel

noun
1.
a wheel, especially a waterwheel, for driving a mill.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English myln whele, Old English mylenhwēol. See mill1, wheel
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n.

Old English mylnn-hweol; see mill (n.1) + wheel (n.).

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