waterwheel

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noun wa·ter·wheel \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌhwēl, -ˌwēl, ˈwä-\

Definition of waterwheel

  1. 1 :  a wheel made to rotate by direct action of water

  2. 2 :  a wheel for raising water

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15th Century

First Known Use of waterwheel

15th century


WATERWHEEL Defined for English Language Learners

waterwheel

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noun wa·ter·wheel \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌhwēl, -ˌwēl, ˈwä-\

Definition of waterwheel for English Language Learners

  • : a usually large wooden or metal wheel that is turned by the force of water flowing against it


WATERWHEEL Defined for Kids

waterwheel

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noun wa·ter·wheel \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌhwēl, ˈwä-, -ˌwēl\

Definition of waterwheel for Students

  1. :  a wheel turned by a flow of water against it


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