from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of water-wheel which has a vertical axis and radial spiral floats placed between two cases attached to the axis. The water is precipitated between the cases from a chute, and is discharged at the bottom of the wheel.
- n. In tanning, a hollow revolving drum in which skins or leather are washed by being tumbled in water. Similar wheels are used in other industries.
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Only Isak, trundling like a tub-wheel through the forest in winter-time carting some few heavy sticks down to the village, to bring back planks and boards for his building.
After arranging his head-race, dam and tub-wheel, he let on the water to test the goodness of his machinery.
Marshall, as the architect, had made the "tub-wheel," and had set it in motion, and had also furnished some of the rude parts of machinery necessary for an ordinary up-and-down saw-mill.
a tub-wheel without a ream; the trunk descended from the top of the water-fall to the wheel in a direct line, but with the usual inclination.