smock mill

smock mill
noun or smock windmill
Etymology: so called from the fancied resemblance of its shape to a person dressed in a smock
: a windmill whose cap alone turns round to meet the wind

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a windmill with sails and shaft carried by a cap rotating on an octagonal tower.
[1795-1805]

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smock mill noun
A windmill with a fixed tower and revolvable cap above it bearing the sails (also called tower mill)
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Main Entry:smock

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smock mill,
a type of windmill in which the mill house is fixed and only the top revolves with the wind: »

The smock mill—the name taken from a fancied resemblance to the countryman's dress—was introduced from Holland (London Times).


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