Definition of millrace in English:


Syllabification: mill·race
Pronunciation: /ˈmilˌrās


  • The channel carrying the swift current of water that drives a mill wheel.
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    • A council investigation led to the blocked sewerage pipe at the old mill race.
    • Surveying was the essential precondition to owning land, building a mill race, or constructing a canal, railroad, or irrigation ditch.
    • Visitors can still see the mill race which is nearly 1 metre deep.

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