millstream

noun

mill·​stream ˈmil-ˌstrēm How to pronounce millstream (audio)
1
: a stream whose flow is utilized to run a mill
2

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of millstream was before the 12th century

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“Millstream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/millstream. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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millstream

noun
mill·​stream -ˌstrēm How to pronounce millstream (audio)
1
: a stream whose flow is used to run a mill
2
: the stream in a millrace

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