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Water wheel   Listen
noun
Water wheel  n.  
1.
Any wheel for propelling machinery or for other purposes, that is made to rotate by the direct action of water; called an overshot wheel when the water is applied at the top, an undershot wheel when at the bottom, a breast wheel when at an intermediate point; other forms are called reaction wheel, vortex wheel, turbine wheel, etc.
2.
The paddle wheel of a steam vessel.
3.
A wheel for raising water; a noria, or the like.






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