Definition of millpond in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmilˌpänd/
(also mill pond)


The pool that is created by a milldam and provides the head of water that powers a water mill.
Example sentences
  • A small millpond on Faunce's property powered a bellows for the furnace that the brook is named for.
  • Barely larger than a swimming pool and not as deep, the millpond is not the sort of location you would normally choose to dive.
  • The road on which the Federals marched passed by the mill and was bordered on the left by millponds and swamps and on the right by a swamp that extended into the Wateree River.

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Syllabification: mill·pond

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