noun pen·stock \ˈpen-ˌstäk\

Definition of PENSTOCK

:  a sluice or gate for regulating a flow (as of water)
:  a conduit or pipe for conducting water

Examples of PENSTOCK

  1. <a penstock carried water for the waterwheel>

First Known Use of PENSTOCK

circa 1607


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