Flutter wheel
Flutter Flut"ter, n. 1. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan. [1913 Webster]

The chirp and flutter of some single bird --Milnes. . [1913 Webster]

2. Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Flutter wheel}, a water wheel placed below a fall or in a chute where rapidly moving water strikes the tips of the floats; -- so called from the spattering, and the fluttering noise it makes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • flutter wheel — a waterwheel at the bottom of a chute, turned by the falling water. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • flutter wheel — noun : a waterwheel of moderate diameter having radial floats and placed at the bottom of a chute so as to work by impact * * * a waterwheel at the bottom of a chute, turned by the falling water. [1810 20] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flutter — Flut ter, n. 1. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan. [1913 Webster] The chirp and flutter of some single bird Milnes. . [1913 Webster] 2. Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • flutter mill — Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a flutter wheel, esp. a small one designed as a child s plaything. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • flutter mill — Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a flutter wheel, esp. a small one designed as a child s plaything. [1865 70, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Caster — A caster (or castor) is an undriven, single, double, or compound wheel mounted on an object to make movement easier. Found on shopping cart, rolling chairs, and material handling equipment, casters may be fixed to roll in one direction, or… …   Wikipedia

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