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overshot wheel

noun
1.
a water wheel in which the water enters the buckets tangentially near the top of the wheel.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75
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  • The mill also includes an iron overshot wheel that is perpendicular to the wall of the building and an iron conduit race.

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