Water wheel

Wa´ter wheel`
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.
Noun1.water wheel - a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond
Synonyms: waterwheel
2.water wheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
Synonyms: waterwheel
waterwheel, wheel
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