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waterwheel

noun wa·ter·wheel \-ˌhwēl, -ˌwēl\

: a usually large wooden or metal wheel that is turned by the force of water flowing against it

Full Definition of WATERWHEEL

1
:  a wheel made to rotate by direct action of water
2
:  a wheel for raising water
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First Known Use of WATERWHEEL

15th century
WATERWHEEL Defined for Kids

waterwheel

noun wa·ter·wheel \ˈw-tər-ˌhwēl, ˈwä-, -ˌwēl\

Definition of WATERWHEEL for Kids

:  a wheel turned by a flow of water against it

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