millpond

noun
mill·​pond | \ ˈmil-ˌpänd How to pronounce millpond (audio) \

Definition of millpond

: a pond created by damming a stream to produce a head of water for operating a mill

Examples of millpond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When a barroom fight spilled over to a logging operation, a rival nearly drowned him between millpond logs. Star Tribune, 1 May 2021 Emotions missing during the six months of pandemic—spontaneity, hope, joy—flitted like damselflies over the millpond. Kevin West, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2021 The Clearwater millpond of Potlatch Forests, for example, has a backwater of 769 acres, which can easily handle the 50 million feet of a log drive. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 16 Feb. 2019 More: Margaret Zerwekh is remembered for historic home, millpond dam and Cushing's Medal of Honor She is survived by her daughter Sally Weber of Delafield; and grandson, Henry Maxwell Weber, of Parshall, Colorado. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 May 2018 Zerwekh may be best known locally for her decadelong fight to be allowed to remove the dam, which created the millpond between Lake Nagawicka and Upper Nemahbin Lake. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 May 2018 Zerwekh may be best known locally for her decade-long fight to be allowed to remove the dam, which created the millpond between Lake Nagawicka and Upper Nemahbin Lake. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 May 2018 Instead, the events were moved, first to Lac La Belle and then to the millpond in Monterey. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Feb. 2018 Growing up in South Windsor along the Podunk river millpond, Dan developed a lifetime passion for fishing. courant.com, 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of millpond

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Millpond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/millpond. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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millpond

noun

English Language Learners Definition of millpond

: a pond that supplies water for running a mill

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