Smock mill
Smock Smock, a. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman. [1913 Webster]

{Smock mill}, a windmill of which only the cap turns round to meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill, whose whole building turns on a post.

{Smock race}, a race run by women for the prize of a smock. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Smock mill — The smock mill is a type of windmill that consists of a sloping, horizontally weatherboarded tower, usually with six or eight sides, on top of which is a roof or cap, which can rotate to bring the sails into the wind. This type of windmill got… …   Wikipedia

  • smock mill — noun or smock windmill Etymology: so called from the fancied resemblance of its shape to a person dressed in a smock : a windmill whose cap alone turns round to meet the wind * * * a windmill with sails and shaft carried by a cap rotating on an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • smock mill — a windmill with sails and shaft carried by a cap rotating on an octagonal tower. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • smock-mill — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Smock — Smock, a. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman. [1913 Webster] {Smock mill}, a windmill of which only the cap turns round to meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill, whose whole building turns …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smock race — Smock Smock, a. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman. [1913 Webster] {Smock mill}, a windmill of which only the cap turns round to meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill, whose whole building …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smock — may refer to one of the following: * Smock frock A coatlike outer garment, often worn to protect the clothes * Smocking is an embroidery technique in which the fabric is gathered with thread or embroidery floss, then embroidered with decorative… …   Wikipedia

  • Mill machinery — This article covers the various major pieces of mill machinery to be found in windmills, watermills and horse mills. It does not cover machinery found in modern factories.[1][2] Contents 1 Watermill machinery 2 Windmill mac …   Wikipedia

  • smock windmill — noun see smock mill …   Useful english dictionary

  • Union Mill, Cranbrook — The mill with traditional sails restored Origin Mill location Russells Yard, Cranbrook, Kent …   Wikipedia

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