Definition of mill wheel in English:

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mill wheel

Pronunciation: /ˈmil ˌ(h)wēl/

noun

A wheel used to drive a water mill.
Example sentences
  • Water power will again turn the mill wheel and drive the turbine to provide electricity to light the building.
  • The pent-up waters, controlled by a sluice gate, were directed past the mill wheel, driving the wooden gears, shafts and millstones.
  • The water diverted from the mainstream ends up turning a mill wheel, setting other machinery in motion.

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