overshot wheel

noun

: a vertical waterwheel the circumference of which is covered with cavities or buckets and is turned by water that shoots over the top filling the buckets on the farther side and acting chiefly by its weight

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“Overshot wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overshot%20wheel. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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