vortex wheel
Water wheel Wa"ter wheel` 1. Any wheel for propelling machinery or for other purposes, that is made to rotate by the direct action of water; -- called an {overshot wheel} when the water is applied at the top, an {undershot wheel} when at the bottom, a {breast wheel} when at an intermediate point; other forms are called {reaction wheel}, {vortex wheel}, {turbine wheel}, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. The paddle wheel of a steam vessel. [1913 Webster]

3. A wheel for raising water; a noria, or the like. [1913 Webster]


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  • vortex wheel — Turbine wheel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Vortex — Vor tex, n.; pl. E. {Vortexes}, L. {Vortices}. [L. vortex, vertex, icis, fr. vortere, vertere, to turn. See {Vertex}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A mass of fluid, especially of a liquid, having a whirling or circular motion tending to form a cavity or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vortex atom — Vortex Vor tex, n.; pl. E. {Vortexes}, L. {Vortices}. [L. vortex, vertex, icis, fr. vortere, vertere, to turn. See {Vertex}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A mass of fluid, especially of a liquid, having a whirling or circular motion tending to form a cavity …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • breast wheel — Water wheel Wa ter wheel 1. Any wheel for propelling machinery or for other purposes, that is made to rotate by the direct action of water; called an {overshot wheel} when the water is applied at the top, an {undershot wheel} when at the bottom,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overshot wheel — Water wheel Wa ter wheel 1. Any wheel for propelling machinery or for other purposes, that is made to rotate by the direct action of water; called an {overshot wheel} when the water is applied at the top, an {undershot wheel} when at the bottom,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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