penstock

noun pen·stock \ ˈpen-ˌstäk \

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

  1. a penstock carried water for the waterwheel

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First Known Use of penstock

1543

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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