millrace
millrace millrace n. a channel from a millpond to a millwheel, to provide the water current that turns the millwheel.

Syn: millrun. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • millrace — [mil′rās΄] n. 1. the current of water that drives a mill wheel 2. the channel in which it runs …   English World dictionary

  • millrace — noun Date: 15th century a canal in which water flows to and from a mill wheel; also the current that drives the wheel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • millrace — /mil rays /, n. 1. the channel in which the current of water driving a mill wheel flows to the mill. 2. the current itself. [1470 80; MILL1 + RACE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • millrace — mɪlreɪs n. channel in which the water flows that powers a mill; water current which powers a mill …   English contemporary dictionary

  • millrace — mill•race [[t]ˈmɪlˌreɪs[/t]] n. 1) civ the channel in which the current of water driving a mill wheel flows to the mill 2) civ the current itself • Etymology: 1470–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • millrace — /ˈmɪlreɪs/ (say milrays) noun 1. the channel in which the current of water driving a millwheel flows to the mill. 2. the current itself …   Australian English dictionary

  • millrace — noun a channel for the water current that turns a millwheel • Syn: ↑millrun • Hypernyms: ↑conduit …   Useful english dictionary

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