Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tub-wheel. See water-wheel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mach.) A water wheel having a vertical axis, and an inner and outer tapering shell, between which are vanes or floats attached usually to both shells, but sometimes only to one.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun engineering A water wheel having a vertical axis and an inner and outer tapering shell, between which are vanes or floats attached usually to both shells, but sometimes only to one.

Etymologies

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From the mythical Danaides, who were condemned to fill with water a vessel full of holes.

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