from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A water wheel used to power a mill

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a waterwheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill.

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

  • n. water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • That same ability to sustain the smallest thread of pianissimo cast a chilling spell when, in "Die liebe Farbe", he shrouded his voice to sing of death while the superb Helmut Deutsch kept the millwheel turning in his beautifully sensitive, many-coloured accompaniment.

    Nigel Kennedy/ Orchestra of Life; Sir Charles Mackerras Memorial Concert; Jonas Kaufmann

  • Devised by a renowned inventor, Liu Cheng-shih, the millwheel- shaped hydropower facility can generate electricity using the weak water flow in rice paddy irrigation systems, which would represent a new clean energy source suitable for agriculture and poultry farming.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • "I think it was about there," Tenoctris called from the beside the millwheel, where she and Cashel had sheltered during the night to watch the drover.

    Lord of the Isles

  • He didn't think he made a sound but Tenoctris, standing in the shelter of the great cypress-wood millwheel, turned and beckoned him urgently to join her.

    Lord of the Isles

  • The mill that grinds the grain is Christ symbolized by a millwheel marked with a cross, and the man receiving the flour is the Apostle St. Paul.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • His forehead was wrinkled as with a great effort to remember something, but he could think of nothing but a huge millwheel turning under red, smooth waves.

    Selected Polish Tales

  • Everything is going round and round in my head like a millwheel.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Concrete abutments secured these timbers and linked the walls of stone with the huge gates opening into the millrace that fed the water to the ponderous undershot millwheel.

    Boy Scouts of the Air on Lost Island

  • In the meanwhile a powerful electric searchlight had been brought over from the interurban tracks a scant mile west of the river line, and the millwheel had been shafted to the big dynamo and was generating current to flash dazzling rays of light across the water.

    Boy Scouts of the Air on Lost Island

  • It was a rambling structure, the great, splashing millwheel at the far end, the long warehouse in the middle, and the dwelling attached to the other end.

    Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill Or, Jasper Parloe's Secret


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.