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[pen-stok] /ˈpɛnˌstɒk/
noun
1.
a pipe conducting water from a head gate to a waterwheel.
2.
a conduit for conveying water to a power plant.
3.
a sluicelike contrivance used to control the flow of water.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; pen2 + stock
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British Dictionary definitions for pen-stock

penstock

/ˈpɛnˌstɒk/
noun
1.
a conduit that supplies water to a hydroelectric power plant
2.
a channel bringing water from the head gates to a water wheel
3.
a sluice for controlling water flow
Word Origin
C17: from pen² + stock
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penstock
  (pěn'stŏk')   
  1. A sluice or gate used to control a flow of water.

  2. A pipe or conduit used to carry water to a water wheel or turbine.


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