Definition of penstock
1 : a sluice or gate for regulating a flow (as of water)
2 : a conduit or pipe for conducting water
Examples of penstock in a Sentence
a penstock carried water for the waterwheel
Recent Examples of penstock from the Web
The reservoir can also be lowered by discharges through the dam’s power plant, but one of the two power plant outlets, known as penstocks, was shut down for routine maintenance of turbines.
Equipment: An intake gate called a penstock, valves and pressure gauges, turbine, switchgear, inverter, and electronics.
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