water mill


Definition of water mill

: a mill whose machinery is moved by water

Examples of water mill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the site of an important 19th-century water mill, in a somewhat insalubrious part of town, is a modest looking Mosque with a beautiful new artwork. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 What were the parts of a knee or an eye, of a tree, of a water mill? Dan Hofstadter, WSJ, 25 June 2021 The couple turned the water mill, which used to grind grain, into a 6,200-square-foot, four-bedroom mansion on nearly 7 lush acres, with a pool, custom greenhouse, a garden and a private forest. J. S. Marcus, WSJ, 30 May 2018 Networks of canals that the Dutch built to power water mills and irrigate farmland in the summer became frozen highways for thousands to travel by in winter. Laura Poppick, Smithsonian, 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of water mill

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2021

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“Water mill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20mill. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of water mill

: a mill that uses power produced by moving water to run machinery

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