Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The fast-moving stream of water that drives a mill wheel.
  • noun The channel for the water that drives a mill wheel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The current of water that drives a mill-wheel, or the channel in which it flows from the dam to the mill.

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

  • noun a channel from a millpond to a millwheel, to provide the water current that turns the millwheel.

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

  • noun Alternative form of mill race.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a channel for the water current that turns a millwheel

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The millrace is a choke of earth, a whisper of weeds.

    POEMS BY CIARAN CARSON, 1966-1972

  • Just above the millrace was a quiet pool under the bank where great, fragrant water-lilies floated upon the surface.

    A Little Miss Nobody Or, With the Girls of Pinewood Hall

  • Last week, over a meadow by the millrace, one exited left, pursued by a crow, issuing an agitated stream of peeps.

    Country diary: Bedfordshire

  • In the morning he discovered that Mouse had been right—the boat still bobbed like a cork in a millrace, but the air was clear, the sea sparkled, and Edoran was actually hungry!

    Crown of Earth

  • In the morning he discovered that Mouse had been right—the boat still bobbed like a cork in a millrace, but the air was clear, the sea sparkled, and Edoran was actually hungry!

    Crown of Earth

  • On the Saturday evening she threw herself from the footbridge into the millrace.

    Rosmersholm

  • No. You must solve the riddle of the millrace as your conscience will allow you — if you have any conscience still left.

    Rosmersholm

  • In the nineteenth century, the rivière la chute was made into a millrace.

    Champlain's Dream

  • On the Saturday evening she threw herself from the footbridge into the millrace.

    Rosmersholm

  • No. You must solve the riddle of the millrace as your conscience will allow you — if you have any conscience still left.

    Rosmersholm

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  • Water in the millrace, through a sluice of stone,

    plunges headlong into that black pond

    from "Winter Landscape, with Rooks," by Sylvia Plath

    March 26, 2008