water wheel

waterwheel

[waw-ter-hweel, -weel, wot-er-]
noun
1.
a wheel or turbine turned by the weight or momentum of water and used to operate machinery.
2.
a wheel with buckets for raising or drawing water, as a noria.
3.
the paddle wheel of a steamboat.
Also, water wheel.


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see water, wheel

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water wheel
 
n
1.  a simple water-driven turbine consisting of a wheel having vanes set axially across its rim, used to drive machinery
2.  a wheel with buckets attached to its rim for raising water from a stream, pond, etc

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