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 The Watauga River in Elizabethton and the South Holston River in Bluff City offer excellent tailrace fishing, which involves angling just below natural or man-made dams. Neil Norman, Outside Online, 12 Aug. 2020 Actually, the tailrace of all of the TVA dams in Alabama—Guntersville, Wheeler and Wilson—are productive smallmouth fisheries. Frank Sargeant, al, 7 Nov. 2021 Anglers also can find excellent tailrace fishing opportunities at the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake and the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 18 Dec. 2020 There are plenty of catfish to be caught in the tailrace. Frank Sargeant, al, 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, 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, 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, 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, 11 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of tailrace

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tailrace was in 1776

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22 May 2022

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“Tailrace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailrace. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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