water wheel

water wheel
noun
1. a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond
Syn: ↑waterwheel
Hypernyms: ↑wheel
2. a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
Syn: ↑waterwheel
Hypernyms: ↑wheel
Hyponyms: ↑millwheel, ↑mill wheel, ↑noria
Part Holonyms: ↑water mill
Part Meronyms: ↑bucket, ↑pail

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water wheel noun
1. A wheel moved by water, formerly used as a source of energy to drive machinery, etc
2. An engine for raising water
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Main Entry:water

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water wheel, or wa|ter|wheel «WT uhr HWEEL WOT-», noun.
1. a wheel turned with water and designed to drive machinery, such as that of a mill or pump. The grindstones of grain mills used to be run by water wheels.
2. a wheel for raising water, especially for irrigation purposes, by means of buckets or boxes fitted on its circumference.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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