water wheel

  1. a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond
  2. a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
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  • He first constructed a horizontal wheel that he named a Danaide, and later devised another, the Vortex Water Wheel, which he patented in July 1850 and which came to be used extensively.
  • At first it was powered by the River Bollin and there is still a working water wheel for visitors to see and especially to hear.
  • After it gushes from the fountain in the temple precinct, the water is lifted by shadoof, water wheels, to the gardens of the palace, or sent by canals to every quarter of the city. ' Warlock
  • The water wheel axle shaft still turned and made a squeaky noise but Don could hear the footsteps of someone on the floor above him.
  • It was taken to Ilam to pump water for domestic supply from an artesian bore near the water wheel to a water tank on a tower beside the homestead.
  • The water wheel goes around and around.
  • From Sian the quartet flew to Lanchow in Kansu province, located on the swiftly flowing Yellow River and noted for its huge water wheels—some more than a hundred feet in diameter—placed near the banks to provide local irrigation. The Last Empress
  • The original water wheel was an "undershot" type, and was probably made almost entirely of wood. Meltwater. Torrents. Meanderings. Delta.
  • Water wheels of various forms for this purpose have been used from time immemorial in Europe, Asia and Egypt, where the record gives examples of wheels of the noria class from 30 to 90 feet in diameter; the term Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891
  • A watercourse that feeds water into a mill, water wheel, or turbine.
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