smock windmill

smock windmill
noun

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  • 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 * * * a windmill with sails and shaft carried by a cap rotating on an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Smock — Smock, a. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman. [1913 Webster] {Smock mill}, a windmill of which only the cap turns round to meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill, whose whole building turns …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smock mill — Smock Smock, a. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman. [1913 Webster] {Smock mill}, a windmill of which only the cap turns round to meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill, whose whole building …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smock race — Smock Smock, a. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman. [1913 Webster] {Smock mill}, a windmill of which only the cap turns round to meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill, whose whole building …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smock — may refer to one of the following: * Smock frock A coatlike outer garment, often worn to protect the clothes * Smocking is an embroidery technique in which the fabric is gathered with thread or embroidery floss, then embroidered with decorative… …   Wikipedia

  • Smock mill — The smock mill is a type of windmill that consists of a sloping, horizontally weatherboarded tower, usually with six or eight sides, on top of which is a roof or cap, which can rotate to bring the sails into the wind. This type of windmill got… …   Wikipedia

  • Windmill — A windmill is a machine that is powered by the energy of the wind. It is designed to convert the energy of the wind into more useful forms using rotating blades or sails. The term also refers to the structure it is commonly built on. In much of… …   Wikipedia

  • Windmill (disambiguation) — A windmill is an engine powered by the wind to produce energy, often contained in a large building as in traditional post mills, smock mills and tower mills. Modern versions used to generate power are referred to as wind turbines.Windmill may… …   Wikipedia

  • smock mill — a windmill with sails and shaft carried by a cap rotating on an octagonal tower. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • windmill — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rotating wheel, wind driven wheel, post mill, tower mill, wind charger, smock mill, water pump; see also mill 2 , pump …   English dictionary for students

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