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water power

noun
1.
the power of water used, or capable of being used, to drive machinery, turbines, etc.
2.
a waterfall or descent in a watercourse capable of being so used.
3.
a water right possessed by a mill.
Also, waterpower.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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British Dictionary definitions for water-power

water power

noun
1.
the power latent in a dynamic or static head of water as used to drive machinery, esp for generating electricity
2.
a source of such power, such as a drop in the level of a river, etc
3.
the right to the use of water for such a purpose, as possessed by a water mill
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