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[mil-reys] /ˈmɪlˌreɪs/
the channel in which the current of water driving a mill wheel flows to the mill.
the current itself.
Origin of millrace
1470-80; mill1 + race1 Unabridged
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  • Near the sawmill shore, near what might have been safety, the ice simply ended in a deep flow of river water from the millrace.
  • millrace employs two in addition to the company's owners.
  • Next they set to work deepening the stream so that the millrace would have adequate power.
  • Years before, this shallow ditch on the shortest line between river and swamp had been used as a millrace.
  • The newer, taller section of the building sits over the millrace.
  • Preliminary field reconnaissance has re-located the millrace, and milldam.
  • Consider removing or reforming the old concrete piers from the millrace to improve river safety as mitigation for project impacts.
  • The site also includes the millrace and two millstones that are lying next to the miller's house foundations.
  • The millrace-the fast moving stream that powered the mill-now runs under the parking lot to the site of the machine shop.
  • Above-ground ruins, including the millrace and mill foundation, are present.
British Dictionary definitions for millrace


the current of water that turns a millwheel
the channel for this water
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