tail·​race | \ ˈtāl-ˌrās How to pronounce tailrace (audio) \

Definition of tailrace

: a race for conveying water away from a point of industrial application (such as a waterwheel or turbine) after use

Examples of tailrace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are plenty of catfish to be caught in the tailrace. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: Red snapper fishing and more," 4 Oct. 2019 The river directly below is known as the tailrace, a foamy, rough pool filled with mesmerizing ripples. Sallie Tisdale, Harper's magazine, "Catechism of the Waters," 10 June 2019 Fish and Game assistant area biologist Samantha Oslund said Memorial Day weekend is typically when the first kings get picked up at the tailrace, which empties into the Knik River. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Here are the best bets for sportfishing in Southcentral Alaska this holiday weekend," 26 May 2018 More information about this event can be found at http://seaarkboats.com/catfish_tournament/home/. ***** Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery stocked 3,500 rainbow trout from 7 to 13 inches long in the tailrace below Lewis Smith Dam on Feb. 15. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Alabama Outdoors News and Notes," 20 Feb. 2018 The anglers, who claimed victory on Logan Martin during the inaugural season of the Alabama Bass Trail in 2014, ran to the tailrace of the Neely Henry dam both days and produced a total weight of 30.27 pounds to claim victory. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Butler and Tate tops in Alabama Bass Trail Championship," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tailrace

1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Tailrace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailrace. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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