from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A water wheel with buckets attached to its rim, used to raise water from a stream, especially for transfer to an irrigation channel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A water wheel with attached buckets, used to raise and deposit water.
- n. Any machine using buckets to raise water to an aqueduct.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large water wheel, turned by the action of a stream against its floats, and carrying at its circumference buckets, by which water is raised and discharged into a trough; used in Arabia, China, and elsewhere for irrigating land; a Persian wheel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydraulic machine of a kind used in Spain, Syria, Palestine, and other countries for raising water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a water wheel with buckets attached to the rim; used to raise water for transfer to an irrigation channel
The noria is a water powered machine that is most suitable in areas where there are fast flowing streams whose courses are some distance below the surrounding fields.
"noria," as it was called in the book, in front of the camp.
From your link: The largest noria in the world, with a diameter of about 20 meters, is located in the Syrian city of Hama.
…Norias later became more widespread during the Muslim Agricultural Revolution and were in large-scale use in the medieval Islamic world,2 where Muslim engineers made a number of improvements to the noria.
The noria (Fig. 3.18) or water wheel is a cheap and economical means of lifting water up to 3 or 4 meters (10 or 12 feet) above the water surface of a river or small stream.
The lifting buckets of the noria class, Figs. 26 and 27, can be made of positive dimensions to suit the computations as above; but those of the tympanum class, Fig. 25, should be made of dimensions to conform with the required capacity at the moment of leaving the water, as the water at this point flows into the arm.
Water wheels of various forms for this purpose have been used from time immemorial in Europe, Asia and Egypt, where the record gives examples of wheels of the noria class from 30 to 90 feet in diameter; the term
And, finally, the great labour of the watering: the traditional noria, turned by a little bull with bandaged eyes and, above all, the shaduf, worked by men whose naked bodies stream with the cold water.
Parece un tumultuoso viaje al cielo y los infiernos del Amor, con todas las subidas y bajadas de las montañas rusas, o las de la noria de la que habla la canción.
Pendant plusieurs jours, ils furent convoyés en enfer par une noria de bus, mais il est impossible d'estimer le nombre des victimes, les Khmers rouges n'ont pas tenu de registre …