mill wheel


Definition of mill wheel

: a waterwheel that drives a mill

Examples of mill wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The channel will feature a variety of mill wheels, lock gates, flaps, forks and collecting areas for visitors to manipulate and explore. Aegis Staff Report,, "Plans unveiled at groundbreaking for Rockfield Park water-based play area," 22 Nov. 2019 The net effect is to enhance the diversity and abundance of pests, thus driving the pesticide mill wheel. Debal Deb, Scientific American, "The Struggle to Save Heirloom Rice in India," 16 Oct. 2019 It is composed of thousands of pieces of colorful cut glass that together make a unified image of the Patuxent River, local wildlife, a mill wheel, mountain laurel bushes and a river goddess. Mary Schneidau Sullivan,, "Laurel Arts Council creates projects people can live with," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of mill wheel

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Mill wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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