waterwheel
noun Date: 15th century 1. a wheel made to rotate by direct action of water 2. a wheel for raising water

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • waterwheel — /waw teuhr hweel , weel , wot euhr /, n. 1. a wheel or turbine turned by the weight or momentum of water and used to operate machinery. 2. a wheel with buckets for raising or drawing water, as a noria. 3. the paddle wheel of a steamboat. Also,… …   Universalium

  • waterwheel — wa|ter|wheel [ˈwo:təwi:l US ˈwo:tər , ˈwa: ] n a large wheel that is turned by water and is used to drive machinery …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waterwheel — see water wheel …   English dictionary

  • waterwheel — n. wheel turned by the flow of water thus producing energy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waterwheel — noun a large wheel driven by flowing water, used to work machinery or to raise water to a higher level …   English new terms dictionary

  • waterwheel — wa′ter•wheel or wa′ter wheel n. 1) mac a wheel or turbine turned by the weight or momentum of water and used to operate machinery 2) the paddle wheel of a steamboat • Etymology: 1375–1425 …   From formal English to slang

  • waterwheel — /ˈwɔtəwil/ (say wawtuhweel) noun 1. a wheel turned by water and used to perform mechanical work; a water turbine. 2. a wheel with buckets for raising water, as a noria …   Australian English dictionary

  • waterwheel — noun 1. a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond • Syn: ↑water wheel • Hypernyms: ↑wheel 2. a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine • Syn: ↑water wheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Waterwheel Inn (The) (Aberdeen) — Waterwheel Inn (The) country: United Kingdom, city: Aberdeen (Bieldside) Waterwheel Inn (The) The Waterwheel Inn is located on the North Deeside Road, 6 miles from Aberdeen, between Cults and Peterculter.All the 21 ensuite bedrooms are… …   International hotels

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