tailrace
noun Date: 1776 a race for conveying water away from a point of industrial application (as a waterwheel or turbine) after use

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  • Tailrace — Tail race , n. 1. See {Race}, n., 6. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) The channel in which tailings, suspended in water, are conducted away. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tailrace — [tāl′rās΄] n. 1. the lower part of a millrace 2. a water channel to carry away tailings from a mine …   English World dictionary

  • tailrace — 1) the canal or channel that carries water away from a dam 2) the area where separate currents join below an island …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tailrace — /tayl rays /, n. 1. the race, flume, or channel leading away from a waterwheel or the like. 2. Mining. the channel for conducting tailings or refuse away in water. [1770 80; TAIL1 + RACE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tailrace — noun a) The part of a millrace that carries water away from a water wheel. b) The part of a hydropower facility that carries water away from a turbine …   Wiktionary

  • tailrace — tail•race [[t]ˈteɪlˌreɪs[/t]] n. 1) civ a channel leading away, as from a waterwheel 2) min a channel for conducting tailings away • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • tailrace — /ˈteɪlreɪs/ (say taylrays) noun 1. the race, flume, or channel leading away from a waterwheel or the like. 2. Mining the channel for conducting tailings or refuse away in water. {tail1 + race1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tailrace — noun a watercourse that carries water away from a mill or water wheel or turbine • Hypernyms: ↑watercourse, ↑waterway …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tailrace Tunnels (Toronto) — The Tailrace Tunnel s is an elaborate underground tunnel system build in the early 1900 s to carry water from the Toronto Hydro electric Station off the Niagara River. ComplexMost of the Toronto Power Complex lies underground (10 stories),… …   Wikipedia

  • Northfield Mountain Tailrace Tunnel — Northfield Mountain Tailrace Tunnel. The Northfield Mountain Tailrace Tunnel is a tunnel linking the Northfield Mountain pumped storage hydroelectric facility to the Connecticut River in Millers Falls, Massachusetts. References …   Wikipedia

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